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Sigma-Aldrich to Distribute AB Sciex's Mass Spec Tagging Chemistries

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sigma-Aldrich today said it has signed an original equipment manufacturer's agreement with Danaher business AB Sciex for the global distribution of mass spectrometry-based tagging chemistries.

Under the deal, Sigma-Aldrich will distribute the Sciex iChemistry solutions for applications in the basic research and applied markets. Products in the iChemistry line include iTRAQ reagents for proteomics and IDQuant standards for pesticide analysis.

The agreement, Sigma-Aldrich said, may serve as a basis for future joint development of mass spec consumables.

Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Josef Zihlmann, vice president of marketing for Sigma-Aldrich, said in a statement that the deal "will provide the research community with easy and reliable access to AB Sciex's unique reagents and consumables for mass spectrometry applications as part of a total chemistry solution," particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

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