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Spectrum, BioWorld Enter into Distribution Pact

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Spectrum Chemicals & Laboratory Products today announced a distribution deal for BioWorld's reagents.

Based in Dublin, Ohio, BioWorld manufactures products for gene expression, protein expression, and cell expression, as well as laboratory equipment.

In a statement, Mark Hurd, general manager for Spectrum, said, "The addition of BioWorld’s Separopore BioAffinity matrices for protein purification and related buffers and reagents for proteomics expands Spectrum’s current footprint in analytical applications, with a wide range of protein purification reagents not available in the market place."

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In an e-mail Hurd told GenomeWeb Daily News that the agreement is exclusive and on a global basis but covers only BioWorld's protein purification products for now.

Headquartered in New Brunswick, NJ, Spectrum is a division of Spectrum Chemical Manufacturing and manufactures and distributes fine chemicals for production and laboratory facilities. A year ago it announced a distribution deal for PerkinElmer's consumables products for gas and liquid chromatography, infrared, ultraviolet visible and atomic absorption spectroscopy, and thermal analysis instrumentation in the US and Puerto Rico.

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