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GEN News Highlights : Nov 29, 2011

Expedeon, Protein Discovery Ink Merger Deal

Joint portfolio includes protein analysis and purification solutions.

Expedeon and Protein Discovery have decided to come together to create a supplier of products for protein research. The new Expedeon created under the merger agreement will have a portfolio of protein analysis and purification products.

Protein Discovery, founded in 2001, develops and commercializes sample preparation products for protein analysis by mass spectrometry. Its flagship product is the Gelfree® 8100 Fractionation System. It partitions complex protein mixtures into user-selectable, liquid-phase molecular weight fractions. The company also has consumables like the FASP™ Protein Digestion kits and PPS Silent® Surfactant.

Expedeon develops tools and reagents for protein discovery and analysis. Its products include solutions for protein separation, quantitation, visualization, purification, protection, and refolding. Its portfolio includes RunBlue® electrophoresis precast gels, InstantBlue® protein stain, and Nvoy™ protein stabilization products. It has offices in Cambridge, U.K., and San Diego, CA, and products are sold through a network of partners around the globe.

The new entity will remain headquartered in Cambridge, U.K. "This transaction represents an important step toward our strategic goal of becoming a premier, global provider of innovative product solutions for protein analysis," says Heikki Lanckriet, founder and CEO of Expedeon, who will be CEO of the new company.