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Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc.. (3/19/12). "Press Release: New Perfinity Integrated Digestion Platform Simplifies Protein Sample Preparation".

Organisations Organisation Shimadzu Corporation
  Group Shimadzu (Group)
  Organisation 2 Perfinity Biosciences Inc.
Products Product Perfinity iDP system (Integrated Digestion Platform)
  Product 2 Perfinity Workstation (Automated Protein Sample Prep)
  Index term 2 Shimadzu–Perfinity: protein sample preparation, –201103 collab co-development Perfinity Workstation for LC-MS sample prep

In partnership with Perfinity Biosciences, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has released the Perfinity Integrated Digestion Platform (IDP). Based on the Perfinity Workstation, the Perfinity IDP system automates key proteomics workflow steps to significantly reduce sample preparation times and enhance reproducibility.

Traditionally, manual sample preparation techniques involving 18-hour tryptic digestion to reverse-phase HPLC and mass spec detection take three days to complete. With Perfinity IDP, which features a customized Shimadzu HPLC system and multiple Perfinity columns, this time is reduced dramatically to 30 minutes or less. This is accomplished through automated integration of buffer exchange, digestion, desalting and reverse-phase separation. The automated process removes much of the equipment and labor associated with LCMS analyses of proteins, minimizing a potential source of error and improving laboratory productivity.

In addition to the substantial time savings, Perfinity IDP provides users with consistent, highly reproducible results. In contrast to manual techniques, in which samples are prone to sample loss and contamination, the integration of hardware components, columns, buffers and software eliminates disjointed protein sample prep processes. As a result, coefficient of variation values reported at each step, as well as for the entire assay, are less than 10 percent.

Perfinity IDP can be used in multiple application areas, including assay development, protein purification, drug development and biomarker discovery. The modular nature of the system enables upgrading to the full Perfinity Workstation, which features a second column oven and automation of affinity selection.

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Perfinity Workstation
Automated Protein Separation

The Perfinity Workstation, developed in collaboration with Perfinity Biosciences, Inc., is a multi-column apparatus that automates protein separations and mass spec sample preparation. Automated integration of affinity selection, buffer exchange, proteolysis and desalting steps enables users to start with serum and in 10 minutes have peptides ready for LC/MS analysis.

The Perfinity Workstation from Seyet LLC on Vimeo.
MSACL 2012 Workshop

Prepare Your Lab for the Future…

From Automated Sample Prep to Ultrafast Mass Spectrometry

Presented at The Association for Mass Spectrometry Applications to the Clinical Lab (MSACL) 2012 conference, this workshop consists of the following presentations:

" Achieving Truly Ultrafast UHPLC-MS-MS, Jeff Dahl, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
" The Perfinity Workstation: A Faster, More Reproducible, Fully-automated Sample Prep Platform, Kevin Meyer, Perfinity Biosciences
" Integrating the Perfinity Workstation into the Biomarker Validation Pipeline for Diagnostic Assays, Christine Jelinek, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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" Serum to purified peptides in < 10 min.
" Hands free operation - fully automated
" Exceptional reproducibility (peptide % CVs < 10)
" Significant reduction in cost per sample
" Easily customizable
" Mass Spec Sample Prep
" Assay Development
" Protein Purification
" Drug Development
" Biomarker Discovery

Shimadzu and Perfinity are proud that the Perfinity Workstation was recognized by R&D Magazine as one of the top 100 new technologies for 2011. We would like to thank all the editors and review panel for this honor.
Check out the following articles published in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News for more proof:
" Automating Protein Sample Preparation - visit here
" Protein Sample Prep Zeroes In on Quality Data - visit here

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Record changed: 2019-06-09


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