SANTA BARBARA, Calif., and MALVERN, United Kingdom, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Materials characterization company Malvern Instruments Ltd. (Malvern, UK) has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Affinity Biosensors LLC (Santa Barbara, CA, USA) which will extend the range of solutions that Malvern offers to the biopharmaceutical sector. The distribution agreement covers all geographies outside the USA and Canada.
Under the terms of the agreement Malvern will distribute the Archimedes Particle Metrology system, developed and manufactured by Affinity Biosensors, through its subsidiaries in Europe and Asia. Malvern will establish a co-marketing arrangement with Affinity Biosensors in North America.
Archimedes, which won the Pittcon Editors Gold Award in 2010 and an R&D100 Award in 2010, employs a unique patented technology co-invented by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Affinity Biosensors. Using the technique of Resonant Mass Measurement (RMM), Archimedes detects and counts particles and determines their mass and size with high resolution and accuracy, in small sample volumes. A key area of application is the measurement of protein aggregation in biotherapeutic formulations, which provides critical information needed to speed development and improve drug safety and efficacy. Archimedes provides the technology to both count and characterize aggregates, making it invaluable to biopharmaceutical manufacturers and developers.
"We are very pleased to be involved with this exciting new technology and to be adding it to our growing range of solutions for biopharmaceutical researchers," said Duncan Roberts, Business Development Director for Malvern. "Protein aggregation is a significant challenge in the development of protein-based drugs, and an area of increasing interest and pot
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