David Hicks, Senior Director of Applied Biosystems' Pharmaceutical and Proteomics business, added, "Our initiative for protein biomarker verification and validation puts a priority on teaming up with other leading scientists who are committed to the same goal of accelerating the progress of biomarkers. The technology has evolved to the point where working with organizations, such as Caprion, is more rapidly unlocking the potential of protein biomarkers and helping to advance the proteomics field."
About Caprion Proteomics
Caprion Proteomics is the leading provider of proteomics based services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Caprion's proprietary proteomics discovery technology, CellCarta(R), is a gel-free, label-free mass spectrometry platform that enables a comprehensive, quantitative and robust measurement of the protein expression differences across large sets of biological samples. Caprion has been providing biomarker and target identification services since 2002, performing more than 30 large-scale biomarker projects for pharmaceutical industry clients such as Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Laboratories, Biogen Idec, Daiichi-Sankyo, Mitsubishi-Tanabe, Wyeth, AstraZeneca, Merck, Boehringer Ingelheim, ICOS, Bayer-Schering , EMD-Serono, Vertex, DebioPharm and Transgene. Caprion also has been awarded two consecutive 5-year US$13 million contracts for Biodefense proteomics research in the area of infectious diseases with the NIH-NIAID. Caprion recently entered into a worldwide strategic marketing and distribution alliance for biomarker services with Covance Inc. which also involved the purchase by Covance of a minority equity stake in the company. Caprion Proteomics, a
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