Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Biametrics GmbH and DITABIS AG combine core competencies for providing all-in solutions for low-cost label-free analysis to OEM customers
December 01, 2009: Biametrics GmbH, Tübingen and DITABIS AG, Pforzheim announce that both companies want to combine their core competencies for performing selected development projects and instrument production for customers.
Within the scope of the cooperation, Biametrics and DITABIS intend to offer their customers of the sectors pharmaceutical research, human medicine, veterinary medicine, food production and life sciences primarily more comprehensive cooperation projects, realized with the combined input of their technological abilities and capacities. This enables both parties to take a leading position in the competition of the providers of “label-free detection” systems.
Dr. Günther Proll, CEO of Biametrics GmbH, explained the cooperation: “Labelled detection methods in bioanalytical chemistry are not unproblematic since they affect the natural activities of the biomolecules to be analysed. The reflectometric interference sensor systems work label-free but reach a very low detection limit anyway. In comparison with the conventional methods, the more simple analysing methods are quicker, more robust and cheaper at the same time. With DITABIS and their long-time experience in developing and producing low-cost instruments and analysing systems, we found the perfect partner for the successful marketing of our technology.”
Dr. Christof Steiner, Vice President Business Development of DITABIS AG, added: “The cooperation with Biametrics extends and complements our portfolio of leading detection technologies appreciated by our customers since many years. The combination of the core competencies of our companies is the right way to realize projects for OEM-customers which one company alone could not handle. We have paved the way for a mutual success story to which we look forward to with high expectations.”
About Biametrics GmbH
Biametrics is a service provider and know-how carrier at the interface of biotechnology/pharmaceutics, medical engineering and life science analysis. The Biametrics technology includes label-free detection, surface chemistry and assay development for the time-resolved analysis of any kind of biomolecular interaction. Besides these development services, Biametrics can also act as a consultant for the series production of sensor elements on the basis of label-free technologies.
About DITABIS AG
Since more than 13 years, DITABIS is a developer and producer of instruments and analysing systems for life sciences, medical engineering and in-vitro diagnostics. Among internal developments like e.g. the microarray scanner MArS, DITABIS develops and produces OEM systems for the diagnostics sector meeting the requirements of the European In vitro Diagnostics Directive 98/79/EG on the basis of the implemented quality assurance systems ISO 9001 and ISO 13485.
Source: DITABIS AG
Author: Dr. Volker Muschalek