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More powerful and user-friendly mass spec systems could drive an uptick in interest in the technique, suggested a leading top-down researcher.

The Tokyo-based firm said it will use the funding to support prototyping and commercialization of its mass spectrometry and optical spectroscopy instruments.

The study authors said that the technique could help researchers better prioritize which of the vast number of protein PTMs to investigate more thoroughly.

The company reported revenues of $490.2 million, up from $443.7 million in Q2 2018 and beating the consensus Wall Street estimate of $477.8 million.

The company's Q2 revenues were up less than 1 percent from $596.2 million in Q2 2018, and short of the average Wall Street estimate of $601.4 million.

The firm had revenues of $6.32 billion in Q2, up 4 percent from $6.08 billion last year and just beating the average Wall Street estimate of $6.3 billion.

The new partnership will support the analysis of glycans in 30,000 human samples by the end of 2021.

At the recent ASMS annual meeting, vendors including Bruker, Sciex, and Thermo Fisher Scientific presented new versions of the fast-growing mass spec technique.

Sciex will promote the Polly multi-omics platform in conjunction with its mass spectrometry instruments and differential ion mobility technologies.

The firm, Phenomix Sciences, anticipates that its test will help drive adoption of medications for obesity at a time when patients are reluctant to take them.

New instrumentation, reagents, and methods, as well as increasing interest in small and single-cell samples, could prove a boon for the technology.

New instrument releases at this week's meeting reflected proteomics' increased emphasis on throughput and the continuing spread of ion mobility technology.

A recent pair of papers presenting deep learning approaches to mass spec proteomic data analysis build on several previous efforts to develop such methods.

Bratislava-based HighChem offers software that is used by pharmaceutical and metabolomics laboratories for analyzing complex data and identifying small molecules.

Biotage will provide systems and consumables from its analytical chemistry portfolio to be sold by Yingsheng under its own brand.

The company announced the collaborations this week in conjunction with the annual American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference in Atlanta.

Bruker signed a codevelopment and comarketing agreement with PreOmics for sample prep, and a partnership with Genedata for proteomics software.

The facility will be mass spec-focused and comprise a service contract lab for developing protein tests and a CAP- and CLIA-certified lab for offering them.

The company also announced that its board of directors has authorized payment of a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share of its common stock.

The firm said total revenues rose to $461.4 million from $431.7 million in the first quarter of 2018, beating analysts' consensus estimate of $450.1 million.

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