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Sage Science Targeting SageELF Instrument at Proteomics

NEW YORK(GenomeWeb) – Sage Science said today that it is moving into proteomics with the launch of an early-access program for its SageELF protein sample prep tool.

The SageELF instrument is aimed at protein fractionation, a common part of traditional mass spec-based proteomic workflows. According to Sage, the instrument can generate 12 contiguous fractions from a protein sample in "a fully automated process that is more sensitive and reproducible than manual 1D gels."

Fractionation is typically used to reduce sample complexity, allowing researchers to go deeper into a sample and better identify and quantify lower abundance proteins.

"SageELF has been very well received by users in the genomics community, and now we are eager to see what users in the proteomics community will accomplish with it,” Sage CEO Todd Barbera said in a statement, adding that that the company has thus far explored the system for use in antibody experiments and biomarker discovery studies.