NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Protein Forest said today that it has shipped its protein separation technology and software to the proteomics group at Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Thermo scientists will use Protein Forest’s digital ProteomeChip separation system, which fractionates and concentrates proteins or peptides by isoelectric focusing, as well as its Mass Spec Results and Analysis Tool, or MSRAT, software, which was designed to help researchers interpret the results of experiments that use the ProteomeChip technology.
Researchers at Thermo Fisher will use the ProteomeChip system with Orbitrap and triple quadrupole mass spectrometer systems “on a variety of challenging proteomics research projects,” Protein Forest said.
Andreas Hühmer, director of proteomics at Thermo Fisher, said in a statement that the ProteomeChip system “could be a superior alternative to 2D gels, SDS-PAGE, and HPLC-based sample preparation methodologies in many workflows, and improve the quality and quantity of protein research results.”
Financial terms of the agreement were not provided.