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Agilent to Distribute Protein Discovery Reagent

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies will distribute Protein Discovery's reagent used to prepare biological samples for mass spectrometry analysis, the firms said today.

Agilent will handle all sales, marketing, and support for the PPS Silent Surfactant, under the exclusive agreement. The firms said the reagent is particularly useful for solubilizing hydrophobic proteins for extraction and preparative digestion.

Bill Molnar, VP and GM of genomics and bioreagents for Agilent, said in a statement that the reagent can be used during any stage of the mass spec sample prep process "without interfering with separation mechanisms, ESI, or detection." He added that it "relieves detergent interference problems and improves recovery and identification of more proteins."

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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