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Japan’s Hitachi Soon To Market Precise Protein Spectrometer

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Hitachi High-Technologies of Japan plans to begin marketing soon a highly precise mass spectrometer for analyzing proteins. The trick in analyzing protein is to do so without destroying various molecules that may be attached to the protein. Such molecules are what identify the state of the disease involved and precision in developing more-precise drugs to deal with the disease. Hitachi says its spectrometer is five times as precise as current models and can analyze several thousand proteins in no more than 2.5 hours versus the current 10 hours for current analyzers. (Click here for more - a subscription may be required

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