ST. LOUIS, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ:SIAL), a $1.7 billion Life Science and High Technology company, announced the release of the Universal Proteomics Standard during the HUPO Protein Test Sample Standards/NIST Workshop, an educational session prior to the HUPO 5th Annual World Congress. The standard, a complex mixture of 48 human proteins, was developed in close collaboration with the ABRF Proteomics Standards Research Group (sPRG). The Universal Proteomics Standard is expected to enable researchers to better assess proteomics strategies, troubleshoot protocols and normalize results from day to day and lab to lab.
The protein mixture was evaluated by more than 100 independent proteomics laboratories worldwide in an independent study to assess the analytical capabilities of participants and compare the strengths of various analytical strategies. Results of the study were presented in February 2006 at the annual meeting of the ABRF. Responding to the need of the Proteomics community for a complex reference standard and anticipating the utility of this particular mixture following completion of the study, Sigma-Aldrich is proud to launch the first commercially available standard for Proteomics researchers worldwide.
"The Universal Proteomics Standard brings a much needed resource to the Proteomics community," said Dale Peluso, Sigma-Aldrich's Market Segment Manager for Quantitative Proteomics. "It was a privilege to work with the ABRF sPRG in the development of this important research tool, and we look forward to future opportunities to work with other groups on projects such as this."
About Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and High Technology company. Its biochemical and organic chemical products and kits are used in scientific and genomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development, the diagnosis of disease and as key components in pharmaceutical and other high technology manufacturing. The Company has customers in life science companies, university and government institutions, hospitals, and in industry. Over one million scientists and technologists use its products. Sigma-Aldrich operates in 35 countries and has 7,200 employees providing excellent service worldwide. Sigma-Aldrich is committed to Accelerating Customer Success through Leadership in Life Science, High Technology and Service. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit its award-winning Web site at sigma-aldrich.com.
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