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MRM Proteomics, PROOF Team on Chronic Disease Dx

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Centre of Excellence for the Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF) and MRM Proteomics announced today that they will partner on proteomic-based diagnostic tests for patients with chronic organ diseases.

The partners' goal is to develop blood-based tests that can help clinicians more effectively manage patients with heart, lung, and kidney diseases.

The non-profit PROOF Centre will apply its computational pipeline to guide the experimental design and data quality control and analysis needed for identifying protein signatures that can be used with other molecular signals to indicate heart, lung, and kidney disease.

MRM provides protein quantitation and proteomic services to biotech and diagnostic firms using multiple reaction monitoring-mass spectrometry technology. The firm's PeptiQuant MRM assays enable absolute quantitation of hundreds of proteins at a time from a single drop of blood.

"Our organizations’ offerings are clearly complementary in the field of protein biomarker discovery and validation," Andrew Munk, president and CEO of MRM, said in a statement. "The discovery, validation and implementation of biosignatures are complex processes. Partnering with the PROOF Centre will provide our customers with access to the PROOF Centre’s internationally recognized computational tools and capabilities to optimize the design and analysis of their mass spec based proteomic biomarker studies.”

Financial and other terms of the alliance were not disclosed.

Both the PROOF Centre and MRM are based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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