Biomarkers were on the minds • or at least in the press releases • of a number of vendors at last week's American Society for Mass Spectrometry conference in San Antonio. This emerging area of the proteomics sector is viewed as a key driver for growth in the mass-spec market over the next decade, and several vendors who launched new biomarker-discovery platforms at ASMS told BioInform that bioinformatics will be the key to their success in this competitive environment.

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