NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Waters and Nonlinear Dynamics today announced the signing of a formal agreement to co-develop software for mining complex data sets generated by proteomics and metabolomics research.
The software solutions to be developed will mine ion mobility mass spectrometry data coming off Waters' Synapt HDMS systems. The firms originally collaborated on the development of the Waters Omics Research Platform with TransOmics Informatics — which combines Waters' Synapt G2-S HDMS mass spec and TransOmics Informatics developed by Nonlinear Dynamics — and launched it in the spring.
At the time, Waters also launched two solutions powered by Waters' TransOmics Informatics — a proteomics solution that combines Waters' nanoAcquity UPLC and the Synapt G2-S HDMS for bottom-up analysis; and a metabolomics solution for the Acquity UPLC I-Class and Synapt G2-S HDMS for the routine screening of large sample cohorts.
"The complexity of biological samples is so great that the sensitivity and specificity of analytical techniques required for biological discovery presents scientists with significant challenges when it comes to managing experimental data," James Langridge, director of pharmaceutical and life sciences discovery for the Waters Division, said in a statement. "We believe that through our partnership with Nonlinear Dynamics we can address this situation and advance the pace of discovery."
Based in the UK, Nonlinear Dynamics develops software for analyzing proteomics and metabolomics data.