Welcome to APAFs Christmas 2014 Newsletter

Welcome to APAFs Christmas 2014 Newsletter

As 2014 draws to a close I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers and collaborators for entrusting APAF to provide you with high quality and professional proteomic services.

Earlier this year, APAF was the first provider in Australia to introduce SWATH-MS as a leading-edge technique for label-free proteome quantitation. We have seen tremendous improvements in quantitative accuracy and depth of coverage using this approach and already delivered new data to several research teams. We installed Australia’s first AB Sciex TripleTOF 6600 mass spectrometer and coupled it with SWATH acquisition and are now able to offer this improved platform to researchers.

Our acknowledged leadership in providing amino acid analysis services has seen continued growth in 2014 (6% increase on 2013) and as a result we have invested in an additional UPLC system to increase capacity. Further, this new system will be coupled with a mass spectrometer detector, providing orthogonal analytical data. We will be installing this system in early 2015 and developing new analysis capabilities. Please contact us to discuss any requirements.

2015 promises to be a challenging, yet exciting year ahead for APAF. We will celebrate 20 years since our founding by Keith Williams and colleagues. During this period we have assisted thousands of Australian researchers and students in academic and industry labs with proteomic capabilities. In 2015 we invite you to present new collaborative opportunities to us as we march ahead in proteomic sciences.

Mark Molloy

APAF Director

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