Peaks of Interest

February 1, 2006

LCGC North America

LCGC North America, LCGC North America-02-01-2006, Volume 24, Issue 2
Page Number: 116

LECO Corporation (St. Joseph, Missouri) recently opened a global support center at its headquarters to serve domestic and international customers. The building will house its service, customer training, and consumables departments. An auditorium, training rooms, cafeteria, and restrooms have been designed exclusively for customers attending training classes. Up-to-date technology has been installed to ensure service and training needs for all customers are met quickly and efficiently.

LECO opens global support center

LECO Corporation (St. Joseph, Missouri) recently opened a global support center at its headquarters to serve domestic and international customers. The building will house its service, customer training, and consumables departments. An auditorium, training rooms, cafeteria, and restrooms have been designed exclusively for customers attending training classes. Up-to-date technology has been installed to ensure service and training needs for all customers are met quickly and efficiently.

Chromatography Market Profile

Eksigent and Applied Biosystems announce distribution agreement

Eksigent Technologies (Livermore, California) recently announced a distribution agreement with Applied Biosystems/MDS SCIEX (Foster City, California). Applied Biosystems will offer a new line of high performance liquid chromatography systems based upon Eksigent's proprietary technology integrated with Applied Biosystems/MDS SCIEX mass spectrometers.

The new Tempo liquid chromatography (LC) systems will be sold and serviced by Applied Biosystems/MDS SCIEX, and include platforms for nano LC, high-throughput micro LC, and an LC–MALDI deposition system. The systems are based upon Eksigent's Microfluidic Flow Control technology, which has been widely adopted in proteomics research and in pharmaceutical discovery applications.

Fisher Biosciences collaborates with Dyomics

Fisher Biosciences (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) recently announced a collaboration with Dyomics GmbH (Jena, Germany), a developer and manufacturer of fluorescent dyes and other markers for biomolecular research. This collaboration will enable Fisher to develop and manufacture an expanded range of products for protein and nucleic-acid detection under the Pierce brand.

Dyomics' products are used in a number of scientific-research, drug-discovery, and diagnostic applications.

Under the Pierce brand, Fisher currently offers protein-research products based primarily upon chemiluminescent and colorimetric detection and will expand to offer fluorescently labeled reagents.

National City and PerkinElmer announce partnership

National City Commercial Capital (Cleveland, Ohio) recently announced a financing partnership with the Life and Analytical Sciences division of PerkinElmer (Shelton, Conneticut). National City Commercial Capital will provide custom-financing programs for PerkinElmer customers.

National City Commercial Capital is a subsidiary of National City Corporation and is one of the largest bank-affiliated leasing companies in the country.

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