NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific today said it has signed an agreement to co-market Premier Biosoft's SimGlycan software for analyzing glycan-based data.
The deal is expected to further glycobiology by quickening the characterization of complex glycans through automated interpretation of data generated by Thermo Fisher's mass spectrometers, the company said.
Andreas Huhmer, proteomics marketing director for life sciences mass spectrometry at Thermo Fisher, said that SimGlycan is the only glycan characterization software capable of comprehensively analyzing glycan data coming off the company's mass specs. SimGlycan software is designed to be used with Thermo Fisher's Orbitrap and ion trap mass specs.
Kay Brown, president of Premier Biosoft, added that by partnering with Thermo Fisher, the bioinformatics firm will be able to leverage a broader sales and marketing channel to address the significant analytical challenges of glycan research.
Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.