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LCGC North America

LCGC North America, LCGC North America-07-01-2007, Volume 25, Issue 7
Pages: 612

Waters and Rosetta Biosoftware collaborate; Eksigent reaches Southeast Asia distribution agreement; Phenomenex reaches distribution agreement with Beckman Coulter; The Pittsburgh Conference announces call for papers; Agilent Technologies acquires Stratagene

Waters and Rosetta Biosoftware collaborate

Waters Corporation (Milford, Massachusetts) and Rosetta Biosoftware (Seattle, Washington) recently announced a collaboration to develop interfaces that promote compatibility between their software platforms and Waters mass spectrometry-based systems. The companies will work together to ensure that the Rosetta Elucidator system, Rosetta's solution for protein expression data management and analysis, will process and analyze mass spectrometry data generated from the Waters Q-Tof Premier and Synapt High Definition Mass Spectrometry (HDMS) systems.

The collaboration will focus on developing software interfaces between the Elucidator system and Waters instrument systems that will give scientists the capability to perform comprehensive qualitative and quantitative profiling of complex biological mixtures.

Eksigent reaches Southeast Asia distribution agreement

Eksigent (Dublin, California) recently announced a distribution agreement with Bionoetikos Ltd. (Hong Kong). The agreement covers sales and service of Eksigent's NanoLC HPLC product line in Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia.

Phenomenex reaches distribution agreement with Beckman Coulter

Phenomenex Inc. (Torrance, California) recently announced a distribution agreement for Beckman Coulter's (Fullerton, California) ProteomeLab IgY enrichment products for proteomics and biomarker discovery. The agreement grants Phenomenex exclusive distribution rights in the United States, Canada, and the European Union.

The Pittsburgh Conference announces call for papers

The Pittsburgh Conference (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) released the Call for Papers for the 59th annual Pittcon Conference and Exposition. Pittcon 2008 will be March 1–7, 2008, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Pittcon 2008 Technical Program features comprehensive coverage at the forefront of analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis. The 2008 Program Committee has selected 60 invited symposia.

The Program Committee solicits abstracts of previously unpublished findings in all aspects of instrumental analysis.

Agilent Technologies acquires Stratagene

Agilent Technologies Inc. (Wilimington, Delaware) recently announced the completion of its acquisition of Stratagene Corporation (La Jolla, California), a leading manufacturer and marketer of specialized life science research and diagnostic products. Agilent expects this strategic acquisition to accelerate its growth in life sciences through a complementary product portfolio and strong market reach into academia and government.