Pressure Biosciences said today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Königswinter, Germany-based IUL Instruments.
Under the agreement, IUL will exclusively market and sell PBI's pressure cycling technology sample preparation instruments – the Barocycler NEP2320 and NEP3229 – and associated consumables in Germany and Switzerland.
In addition, IUL will non-exclusively market and sell PBI's recently released mechanical homogenization device, the Shredder SG3, and associated consumables, in the same countries.
PBI's pressure cycling technology, or PCT, uses cycles of hydrostatic pressure to control biomolecular interactions. Its PCT-enhanced sample preparation systems are used for mass spectrometry, biomarker discovery, biotherapeutic characterization, vaccine development, soil and plant biology, forensics, histology, and defense applications.
The Shredder SG3 is a mechanical homogenization system that rapidly homogenizes tough, fibrous, and other difficult-to-disrupt tissues and organisms directly in a pulse tube. This pre-processing method increases sample surface area and, when followed by PCT extraction, permits better access of high-pressure extraction fluid to the sample, resulting in improved sample lysis and extraction of the desired analytes, PBI said.