NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shimadzu and Indigo BioSystems announced that they have formed a partnership for the development of clinical mass spectrometry workflows.

Under the partnership, the two firms will combine Shimadzu's mass spec instruments with Indigo's Ascent clinical analysis software, a platform for interpreting mass spec data and automatically reviewing that data for problematic results.

The partnership will focus on developing mass spec solutions for applications in clinical research, forensic toxicology, and drug development, the companies said.

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