ZOBIO SECURES ADDITIONAL ACCESS TO HIGH FIELD NMR SPECTROMETERS THROUGH COLLABORATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF UTRECHT
14 July 2015, Leiden, NL
ZoBio and the laboratory of Prof. Marc Baldus at the Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research have started a collaboration enabling ZoBio access to Utrecht’s 900 MHz high field NMR spectrometer. Over the last couple of years, the demand for NMR based structural biology and protein observed NMR has significantly increased within ZoBio. With this collaboration, ZoBio now has secured access to the 900 MHz instrument in Utrecht (1 hour’s distance) as well as 850 and 600 MHz NMR spectrometers within the complex housing us at Leiden University. All instruments are equipped with the latest generation of cryoprobes ensuring the ultimate in sensitivity. This access is unprecedented for a small company and allows us to service our client’s needs in a timely manner under any circumstances.
Gregg Siegal (CEO of ZoBio): “Our collaboration with Domainex and their Combinatorial Domain Hunting (CDH) technology, has resulted in yet another boost in the number of protein constructs to which we apply NMR. This collaboration with Utrecht University allows us to significantly increase the number of high quality protein spectra that we can record.”
Prof. Baldus (UU): “We are happy that we can provide ZoBio access to our high field spectrometers and enable them to comply with the growing demand for protein observed NMR spectroscopy in their commercial projects. The collaboration is consistent with the goal of Utrecht University to allow commercial access to specialized instrumentation.”.