LECO and Genedata Collaborate on Mass Spectrometry Data Analysis for High Resolution TOFMS Systems

Efficient mass spectrometry data analysis capabilities now available to a broad range of pharmaceutical, industrial biotech, and life science companies

 

St. Joseph, Mich., and Basel, Switz., September 25, 2012

Genedata, a leading provider of advanced software solutions for drug discovery and life science research, and LECO a global leader in analytical instrumentation and mass spectrometers, have announced their collaboration, which brings to market Genedata Expressionist® MSX software compatibility with LECO High Resolution TOFMS (HRT) instrumentation. Designed for complex sample analysis, LECO’s HRT technology provides acquisition speeds of up to 200 spectra/second, mass resolution up to 100,000 FWHM, and mass accuracy less than 1 ppm. Genedata Expressionist MSX is a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for the analysis of mass spectrometry data generated in metabolomics experiments.

“For LECO customers, it will be a great advantage to be able to utilize Expressionist MSX, together with our HRT platform, in their metabolomics applications,” said Dr. Jeff Patrick, director of Marketed Technology, LECO Separation Science. “We understand the unique challenges of metabolomics, and we are proud to provide instrumentation with the speed, sensitivity, resolution, and data-handling tools necessary to meet these challenges head-on. We look forward to a continued collaboration with Genedata that will effectively leverage our mutual capabilities.”

“With the ability to efficiently process raw MS data from LECO instrumentation, Expressionist MSX will enable scientists to quickly address a wide range of metabolomics questions, capitalizing on the high-performance of HRT output,” noted Dr. Othmar Pfannes, CEO of Genedata. “Our collaboration with LECO empowers researchers and advances innovative discovery in pharmaceutical, industrial biotechnology, and life science companies.”

About Genedata
(www.expressionist-msx.com; www.genedata.com)
Genedata transforms data into intelligence with a portfolio of advanced software solutions, which make research data accessible and understandable and research processes more efficient. These solutions are used worldwide by leading pharmaceutical, industrial and agricultural biotechnology companies as well as academic research organizations. Genedata innovations enable scientific discovery that fights disease and improves health and quality of life worldwide. Founded in 1997, Genedata is headquartered in Switzerland, and has offices in Germany, Japan, and the US.

About LECO Corporation (www.leco.com)
For more than 75 years, industries around the world have trusted LECO to deliver technologically advanced products and solutions. Today, that commitment continues with High Resolution Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (TOFMS) for liquid and gas chromatography, as well as comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GCxGC), all featuring easy-to-use ChromaTOF® operating software. Product lines also include high-quality analytical instrumentation, metallography and optical equipment, and consumables. LECO has over 30 subsidiaries worldwide, with additional distributors authorized to sell or service LECO products to the rest of the world.

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