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Norton Scientific Signs Prisma as Distributor

By a GenomeWeb Staff Reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Canadian startup Norton Scientific announced it has signed Prisma Biotech as a distributor.

Based in Taiwan, Prisma is Norton's first distributor in Asia, though Norton President Bryan Webb told GenomeWeb Daily News that negotiations with another distributor for Japan and South Korea are ongoing. Prisma has already provided Norton its first sale in Asia of its PAM protein monitor.

Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Based in Thorold, Ontario, Norton was founded last year and designs and develops products for proteomics research. Last month, it announced distribution agreements covering Europe and the mid-Atlantic US region, including a deal with AstraNet Systems for the promotion of the AstraGene UV low volume spectrophotometer for nucleic acids and proteins.

The agreement with Prisma covers only Norton's PAM hand-held system for the analysis of how proteins aggregate in solutions, however.

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