Advancing tools for pre-clinical drug development through intercontinental collaboration

16:53 EDT 17 Sep 2013 | BioPortfolio

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Reichert Contact:
Jennifer Carlo, Public Relations Coordinator

Ridgeview Contact:
Karl Andersson, CEO

Buffalo, New York, USA and Uppsala, Sweden (September 17, 2013) — The development of drugs and the deciphering of biological processes will be made easier when data from Reichert Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) systems manufactured in the US are evaluated with Swedish software. The SPR systems SR7500DC and SR7000DC from Reichert Technologies Life Sciences will be combined with the advanced molecular interaction analysis software TraceDrawer from Ridgeview Instruments AB, enabling efficient and costeffective analysis of how molecules interact. The need for understanding how molecules bind to each other is critical in the development of drugs and therapeutic antibodies.

Thomas E. Ryan, Chief Scientist of Reichert Technologies Life Sciences said:
“TraceDrawer brings a new level of sophistication to Reichert Technologies Surface Plasmon Resonance Systems. Data analysis and reporting is now seamlessly integrated into Reichert’s “Autolink” instrument operation and data collection software. The software features excellent data fitting algorithms, numerous kinetic models, and the capability to combine data sets from many experiments or surfaces and numerous reporting options. Our partners at Ridgeview Instruments have created a world class data analysis package.”
Dr. Karl Andersson, CEO of Ridgeview Instruments AB said:
“We are pleased to see that TraceDrawer, our multi-purpose evaluation platform for advanced molecular interaction analysis, is implemented in Reichert Technologies Life Sciences SPR systems. I am convinced that TraceDrawer will make the customers of Reichert Technologies more productive through better understanding of their molecules leading to faster decisions. For Ridgeview Instruments AB, this collaboration is yet another proof that the open innovation philosophy of TraceDrawer is a winning concept that brings significant value both to instrument vendors and the scientific community on a global scale.”

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About Reichert Technologies – With a history of over 150 years, Reichert Technologies of Buffalo, New York, USA, continues to be a global leader in the design, development, manufacture and sale of analytical and life science instruments, ophthalmic, and medical devices. Reichert also offers a line of laboratory and portable/field refractometers for customers in the automotive, food and beverage, chemical and industrial markets, as well as clinical instrumentation for the healthcare market.

About Ridgeview Instruments AB – Ridgeview Instruments AB located in Uppsala, Sweden, develops the advanced software TraceDrawer for generic interpretation of time-resolved molecular interaction data from real-time measurements. Ridgeview also creates innovative technology for cell-based interaction analysis, available worldwide as LigandTracer® instruments. Ridgeview Instruments AB has an open innovation business philosophy and our technology is implemented in dozens of analytical instruments and devices across the globe.

About AMETEK, Inc. – Reichert Technologies is part of the Ultra Precision Technologies Division within the Electronic Instruments Group (EIG) of AMETEK, Inc. AMETEK is a global leader in electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with colleagues at numerous manufacturing, sales and service locations in the U.S. and in many other countries around the world. AMETEK consists of two operating groups: Electronic Instruments and Electromechanical. Electronic Instruments is a leader in advanced instruments for the process, aerospace, power and industrial markets. Electromechanical is a differentiated supplier of electrical interconnects, precision motion control solutions, specialty metals, thermal management systems, and floor care and specialty motors.


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