As detailed in a press release issued last week, PerkinElmer will distribute Nonlinear's full range of 1D, 2D and array software. However the agreement also represents the formation of an integrated partnership between the two companies, with Nonlinear now formally established as PerkinElmer's principal software partner for all proteomics applications.
Mary Lopez, Business Leader for Analytical Proteomics at PerkinElmer said, "PerkinElmer was eager to establish a single strong proteomics software and bioinformatics partner going into 2005 and beyond. In entering this collaboration with Nonlinear, we are firmly endorsing Nonlinear Dynamics as that partner. The product and corporate synergies between PerkinElmer and Nonlinear made this a natural choice to benefit our customers into the future."
She continued, "PerkinElmer is re-launching its gel imaging strategy this year with ProXPRESS, our new consumables and Nonlinear's software as the centrepieces to that strategy. Our intention is to reaffirm PerkinElmer as the first choice in gel imaging, whether it be for 1D or 2D gels, blots or any other applications."
John Spreadbury, Group Sales and Marketing Director of Nonlinear Dynamics and CEO of Nonlinear USA Inc., added, "Nonlinear has provided PerkinElmer with software for a number of years now and we are very excited by this positive assertion by PerkinElmer of Nonlinear's central role within its proteomics strategy. Together we have a number of new initiatives which we are already working on. We are confident that the extensive fruits of this relationship will continue to benefit the proteomics community for many years to come."