Peaks of Interest

LCGC North America

LCGC North America, LCGC North America-03-01-2007, Volume 25, Issue 3
Pages: 244

Eksigent (Dublin, California) announced a new distribution agreement with Presearch (Hampshire, United Kingdom). The agreement reportedly covers sales of Eksigent's NanoLC HPLC product line in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Eksigent announces distribution agreement with Presearch

Eksigent (Dublin, California) announced a new distribution agreement with Presearch (Hampshire, United Kingdom). The agreement reportedly covers sales of Eksigent's NanoLC HPLC product line in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Presearch specializes in providing solutions and service to analytical and life science research customers. The company's offerings include HPLC, GC, flash chromatography, precision fluid delivery, and organoleptic sensors. Presearch has a base of several hundred customers, including top pharmaceutical companies in the UK.

Waters and Prosolia announce collaboration

Waters Corporation (Milford, Massachusetts) and Prosolia, Inc. (Indianapolis, Indiana) announced a collaboration to develop models of Prosolia's Omni Spray Ion Source that are compatible with Waters mass spectrometers.

The instrument from Prosolia has applications in drug discovery, in situ analysis of biological tissues and other fragile surfaces, as well as in homeland security and environmental monitoring.

"We are delighted with the opportunity to work with Waters in making DESI available for their instruments," stated Kevin Boscacci, president of Prosolia. "Our development time will be cut in half by having Waters support."

Agilent Technologies and Groton Biosystems sign agreement

Agilent Technologies Inc. (Santa Barbara, California) and Groton Biosystems LLC (Boxborough, Massachusetts) announced an agreement to co-market solutions for the Process Analytical Technology (PAT) Initiative for the pharmaceutical industry in the United States and Canada.

PAT is a system for designing, analyzing, and controlling manufacturing by measuring critical quality and performance attributes of raw and in-process materials and processes with the goal of ensuring final product quality.

The alliance is designed to benefit biopharmaceutical customers who perform in-process and final product testing in a wide range of production segments.

The agreement, expected to expand to Europe and Asia in the near future, brings together Agilent's HPLC systems with Groton Biosystems' strong online sampling products and services.