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Sciex, IROA Technologies Form Metabolite Analysis Partnership

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Sciex announced today that it has partnered with IROA Technologies to offer a system for the identification and quantitation of metabolites in biological samples.

Under the terms of the deal, the companies said they will jointly promote a system that combines IROA's workflow for isotopic ratio outlier analysis — which involves tagging biochemical metabolites for relative quantitation by mass spectrometry, followed by algorithmic analysis — with Sciex's Swath data-independent acquisition workflow on next-generation metabolomics and TripleTOF systems.

Additional terms were not disclosed.

"The use of IROA with variable window Swath acquisition allows researchers to collect comprehensive data from complex mixtures for identification and quantitation in a single injection, and then rapidly reduce the complexity of the results, accelerating the identification of biologically relevant metabolites," Mark Cafazzo, director of strategic market management at Sciex, said in a statement. "By partnering with IROA Technologies and adding the IROA workflow kit to Sciex next-generation metabolomics solutions, we help scientists address the metabolite identification challenges they face every day, especially when working with complex samples."