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Bio-Rad and Bruker launch biomarker purification product

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Bio-Rad Laboratories and Bruker have launched the Lucid ID Access Pack, a device to help purify and identify biomarkers, in the US and Europe. The pack is the first for use with the Lucid Proteomics System, a joint venture from the two companies. It is designed to work with Bruker's ultrafleXtreme MALDI-TOF/TOF mass spectrometer, which the firm launched in April. The Lucid Proteomics System is the only device to combine both "top-down" and "bottom-up" approaches for biomarker discovery, the companies claim. The top-down approach enables the discovery of proteins under 30kDa, and the bottom-down method is better for proteins with higher masses – combining both allows the system to cover the whole spectrum of biomarkers.

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