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ABI/MDS Sciex Inks LC/MS-APPI Cross License With Syagen Tech

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Applied Biosystems and MDS Sciex have signed a cross licensing agreement with Syagen Technology, a mass-spectrometry and analytical-instruments company, to share patents covering atmospheric pressure photo-ionization, Syagen said today.
 
Under the agreement, Syagen will supply its PhotoMate APPI source to the majority of the liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry instrument manufacturers, and the ABI/MDS Sciex joint venture will supply the Photospray APPI source to customers of its LC/MS product line.
 
According to Syagen, APPI complements electrospray ionization by expanding the “range of classes of compounds that can be analyzed with LC/MS instruments,” and by showing a decreased amount of ion suppression than other types of ionization sources.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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