Shimadzu partners with Protein Metrics to provide advanced solutions for biotherapeutic protein analysis

Kyoto, Japan - June 4, 2018. Shimadzu, one of the world's fastest growing mass spectrometry companies and Protein Metrics Inc., a leading provider of mass spectrometry software for protein characterization, today announced a co-marketing agreement for the use of Byos™ with Shimadzu Q-TOF technology. The co-marketing agreement combines Shimadzu's latest Q-TOF technology with Protein Metrics' software, which automates biotherapeutic characterization workflows.

"The development of biopharmaceutical medicines is challenging and dynamic, and expands the demand for bioanalytical capability. Automating core biologics workflows is a key part of this bioanalytical capability. To advance this process and to provide better tools for protein researchers, we are working with Protein Metrics to help deliver better decisions on biologics workflows using our LCMS-9030 Q-TOF mass spectrometer. We're proud to work with Protein Metrics and excited about the opportunity this partnership offers our customers," said Ichiro Hirano, LCMS Product Manager, Shimadzu Corporation.

"As Shimadzu continues to open new markets for its leading mass spec portfolio, we are proud to partner with them in the biopharma and protein analysis segments," says Eric Carlson, Ph.D., President and CEO of Protein Metrics. "As Protein Metrics continues to add scientific support in APAC, and as we see significant adoption of our products worldwide, we're very excited to offer our customers the benefits of automatic processing of Shimadzu raw data files."

The Shimadzu LCMS-9030 will be unveiled at the 66th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, which takes place June 3-7 in San Diego, CA.

About Shimadzu Corporation

Founded in 1875, Shimadzu Corporation, a leader in the development of advanced technologies, has a distinguished history of innovation built on the foundation of contributing to society through science and technology. Shimadzu maintains a global network of sales, service, technical support and applications centers on six continents, and has established long-term relationships with a host of highly trained distributors located in over 100 countries. For more information, visit www.shimadzu.com.

About Protein Metrics Inc.

Protein analysis should never be limited by software. With a clear focus on protein characterization, Protein Metrics' vendor-neutral software allows scientists to use data generated on analytical instruments like mass spectrometers to quickly identify and report protein sequences as well as any variations from the expected form. We innovate so that biopharmaceutical companies and university research labs can achieve confident results from their analysis and reporting. With our customers, we are boldly advancing protein characterization. Protein Metrics is headquartered in San Carlos, CA at the crossroads of computing and biotechnology in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit http://www.proteinmetrics.com.

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