NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Nanosys and Bruker Daltonics have entered a research and development and distribution agreement that will couple Nanosys' NALDI target plates with Bruker's mass spectrometers, Bruker said today.
Under the agreement, Nanosys will supply Bruker with its nanotechnology-enabled matrix-free target plates, called NALDI chips, which Bruker will market with its laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometers. Bruker will distribute the chips through its international marketing networks.
Bruker said that NALDI chips enable sensitive analysis of drug compounds, small peptides, natural products, pesticides and other low-mass molecules that are otherwise difficult to analyze with mass spec.
The companies will collaborate on assay development for molecular research and imaging, pharmaceutical development, and analysis for food, environmental and toxicological research.