Advion Announces Joint Marketing Agreement with Bruker Daltonik GmbH for TriVersa NanoMate Nanoelectrospray Sources and Bruker Daltonics Mass Spectrometers to Life Science Market
ITHACA, NY, March 18, 2008 — Advion BioSystems, Inc. announced today that it has signed a non-exclusive joint marketing agreement with Bruker Daltonik, GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bruker Daltonics Inc. to co-promote its TriVersa NanoMate system with Bruker Daltonics mass spectrometers. Advion is a leading innovator of microfluidic systems for the mass spectrometry (MS) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) industry, while Bruker Daltonics is a leading manufacturer of mass spectrometry instruments and accessories for pharmaceutical, biochemical and chemical research. The TriVersa NanoMate is an automated nanoelectrospray source that connects to the front of a mass spectrometer. It combines the benefits of liquid chromatography (LC), fraction collection and chip-based infusion in one system. Advion encouraged this agreement to provide greater flexibility to its customers who often have multiple MS systems in their laboratory.
Under the agreement, Advion and Bruker Daltonik GmbH will co-market the TriVersa NanoMate and Bruker MS systems with each company responsible for their individual products. There has been an exchange of instruments to be utilized for applications development and product demonstrations. Placement in the companies’ demonstration laboratories and applications development for joint product promotion gives the TriVersa NanoMate greater exposure to new MS owners and existing Bruker Daltonics customers. Each company will co-promote their products at industry tradeshows and conferences.
“Advion wants to be the recognized leader in microfluidic systems for mass spectrometry and this agreement is another step in that direction,” said Jack Henion, Advion’s Chief Scientific Officer. “Additionally, Bruker’s market position in the life sciences allows Advion’s customers more flexibility to use its equipment as well as opening greater market potential for future sales in proteomic, biomarker, and metabolism applications.”
Alexander Harder, Product Manager, Bruker Daltonik GmbH, added, “We have had many inquiries from current and new customers regarding our compatibility with the Advion technology. This agreement provides our customers with the ability to use the TriVersa NanoMate system with Bruker’s MS range.”
About Bruker Corporation
As of February 26, 2008, the renamed Bruker Corporation has become the parent company of the entire Bruker group of companies. After the closing of the acquisition of the Bruker BioSpin Group, Bruker Corporation now operates in two segments, the life science and analytical (LSA) systems segment, and the international advanced superconductor (IAS) segment. For more information, please visit www.bruker.com.
About Advion BioSystems, Inc.
Advion is the scientific leader in micro-fluidics systems. The company’s scientific knowledge base creates unique nanotechnologies delivering speed, flexibility, and exceptional data quality. Advion is the micro-fluidics supplier of choice for customers demanding scientific excellence that provides better synthesis, accurate mass analysis, higher yields and greater throughput. More information about the company can be found on their website at www.advion.com.
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