Advanced Analytical Enters Strategic Partnership with Integrated DNA Technologies

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Published: Friday, February 22nd, 2008
Tags: Alliances, Corporate News, Press Releases

Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc. (AATI), based in Ames, IA announces it has signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement with Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), (Coralville, IA). In addition, IDT has placed an order for multiple Oligo PRO 96XT oligonucleotide purity analysis systems. Under the terms of the agreement, IDT will join AATI’s Preferred Client program.

Steve Siembieda, COO of AATI, states, “We are excited to further strengthen our relationship with IDT, a well respected and global leader in oligonucleotide technologies. Our Oligo PRO platform is the perfect compliment to IDT’s quality control processes, offering unsurpassed throughput and automation for purity analysis. This agreement is also great for the state of Iowa, as our respective companies share a common goal of further increasing jobs in the life sciences. Continued collaboration means continued growth for two leading Iowa biotechnology companies.”

Brian Elliott, Director of Mass Spectrometry and High Throughput Analysis at IDT, states, "IDT has used the AATI 96-channel Capillary Electrophoresis systems for oligo purity analysis after our collaborative development of oligo-specific run parameters many years ago. Upgrading and increasing our fleet of 96XTs allows IDT to continue providing 100% purity QC and guarantees to all our purified oligo customers. We are pleased with the performance of the new instruments and software."

About Advanced Analytical

Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc. (AATI) provides innovative solutions to improve processes and accelerate research within the pharmaceutical, life science, and personal care/OTC markets. AATI’s portfolio includes technologies for the rapid detection and enumeration of microbial species by flow cytometry, and the parallel analysis of pharmaceutical compounds or biomolecules by capillary electrophoresis with UV absorbance detection. For more information visit the company's website at www.aati-us.com or contact us at info@aatius.com.

About Integrated DNA Technologies

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) is the largest supplier of custom nucleic acids in the United States, serving academic, government and commercial researchers in biotechnology, clinical diagnostics, and pharmaceutical development. IDT’s primary business is the manufacturing of custom, synthetic DNA and RNA oligonucleotides. Founded in 1987 by Joseph Walder, M.D., Ph.D. (Northwestern University), IDT has achieved annual double-digit growth over the past 10 years. Today, IDT synthesizes and ships an average of 36,000 custom oligos per day to its more than 77,000 customers worldwide.

See the official press release here.

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