EMBLEM and PreOmics enter into Licensing Agreement for proteomics sample preparation technology

Heidelberg and Planegg, Germany, 22 September, 2020 – EMBL Enterprise Management Technology Transfer GmbH (EMBLEM), the technology transfer arm of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Europe’s flagship laboratory in the life sciences, and PreOmics, a developer of innovative technologies for mass spectrometry-based sample preparation, announced today that they have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement for EMBL’s proprietary SP3 technology, a high-throughput technology for proteomic sample preparation.

The technology was developed in the lab of Jeroen Krijgsveld and within the framework of EMBL’s interdisciplinary postdoctoral program (EIPOD) and allows for ultrasensitive, rapid, unbiased and flexible sample preparation for proteomic analysis.

“We are pleased that the SP3 technology will be made available to a wider user community since the development and transfer of technology for the benefit of society is one of the core missions of the EMBL” says Gábor M. Lamm, Managing Director of EMBLEM. “PreOmics is a perfect partner and their profound expertise in the field will enable the SP3 technology to unfold its full potential.”

SP3 not only overcomes current limitations in proteomics sample preparation such as substantial loss of material, but is also perfectly suited for automation. The technology will complement PreOmics’ streamlined workflows for sample preparation, contributing to bringing increased sample throughput and improved quality for the production of reliable data to customers worldwide. The financial details of the licensing agreement were not disclosed.

“We are very excited to extend our existing iST workflows with the innovative SP3 technology that together now set the standard for protein analysis, and to share this innovation with our highly valued academic and biopharma customers around the world“ says Dr. Garwin Pichler, Managing Director of PreOmics. „We are convinced that the SP3 technology is a perfect complement to our iST sample processing technology as a manual workflow or fully automated on our ultra-efficient PreON platform.”

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