Peaks of Interest

June 1, 2007

LCGC North America

LCGC North America, LCGC North America-06-01-2007, Volume 25, Issue 6
Pages: 528

JEOL receives Omega Award; SGE and Australian Proteome Analysis Facility sign agreement; Spark Holland achieves ISO certification; Waters and Northeastern University open laboratory; Eksigent signs Korean distribution agreement

JEOL receives Omega Award

For the seventh consecutive year, JEOL USA, Inc. (Peabody, Massachusetts), has received the Omega NorthFace Scoreboard Award in recognition of its commitment to providing exemplary service and exceeding customer expectations.

"We at JEOL are proud of our continuous and measurable improvement over the years," said Patrick McGinley, Director of Service. "Supplying excellent service requires a corporate-wide commitment to satisfying the customer's needs."

SGE and Australian Proteome Analysis Facility sign agreement

SGE Analytical Science (Austin, Texas) announced it has entered into a memorandum of understanding under an Australian government commercial-ready grant with Australian Proteome Analysis Facility, Ltd. (Sydney, Australia), a leading international proteomics service provider and technology developer for the development of applications of SGE's liquid chromatography and micro fabrication technologies.

APAF and SGE plan to collaborate on the development and commercialization of new chromatography products for the protein biomarker discovery markets. APAF will publicise SGE's products under its services and skill-training programs to its customers and develop new ProteCol kits for a variety of applications. Once feasibility is established, customers will then purchase the kits directly from SGE.

Spark Holland achieves ISO certification

Spark Holland BV (Emmen, the Netherlands) received the ISO 13485:2003 certificate from its notifying body, the KEMA. This ISO quality system is designed for companies delivering to the clinical market. Spark Holland has registered its Symbiosis Pharma system as an FDA Class 1 Medical device and certified it as a CE IVD device. The Symbiosis system accepts raw biological samples, like plasma or urine, cleans them up, performs LC separation and then injects it directly into the MS.

Waters and Northeastern University open laboratory

Waters Corporation (Milford, Massachuesetts) and Northeastern University today opened the doors of the Waters Mass Spectrometry Laboratory within the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis. The new laboratory is dedicated to studying protein shapes and characteristics to provide pharmaceutical and biotechnology innovators with the tools necessary to develop new treatment options for some of the world's deadiest diseases, like AIDS and cancer.

Eksigent signs Korean distribution agreement

Eksigent (Dublin, California) announced a distribution agreement with Interface Engineering (Seoul, South Korea), a division of Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. The agreement covers sales and service of the NanoLC and ExpressLC HPLC product lines in Korea.

Interface Engineering Co., Ltd. has been serving local clients and is a Korea's leading companies in the analytical field, especially in pharmaceutical and environmental research markets.