Ghent, Belgium – February 4th, 2013 - Trinean, the leading provider of microfluidic
spectrophotometry platforms, today announced that it has entered into a license
agreement with PerkinElmer to license certain microfluidics technology owned by its
subsidiary, Caliper Life Sciences, Inc., in the field of UV-VIS quantification analysis.
Under the agreement, Trinean obtained a license for the design and development of
microfluidic cartridges and instruments in the field of UV/VIS quantification of light-
absorbing substances for certain life sciences research applications.
“We are very pleased with this agreement between PerkinElmer and Trinean. The
combined IP from Trinean and PerkinElmer will boost the expansion of our platform for
DNA, RNA and protein quantification and quality control," said Philippe Stas, CEO of
Trinean. "Our microfluidic chips generate high quality UV/Vis spectral absorbance profiles
of bio-molecules. They are designed to meet the requirements of labs requiring speed
and minimal sample usage. Our unmatched large measurement range allows
quantification of undiluted protein samples in real-time thereby significantly shortening
the purification process.”
"The use of microfluidics for UV/Vis spectrometry is an exciting market development,"
said Kevin Hrusovsky, Life Sciences President, PerkinElmer. "We continue to leverage our
microfluidics portfolio through licensing collaborations such as our agreement with
Trinean to extend our market reach and create additional revenue opportunities."
More information about PerkinElmer’s microfluidics portfolio can be found at:
Trinean is a Belgium based instrumentation company, bringing micro-volume molecular
spectroscopy to the next level by combining best in class analytical software with a highly
standardized read-out platform.
Founded in 2006 as a spin-out of the Ghent University, Belgium and Imec Leuven,
Belgium, the company commercializes two instruments, the Xpose for Touch & Go
biomolecule quantification and the DropSense96®, analyzing up to 96 samples, using
microfluidic chips for standardized sample analysis (DropPlates and Xpose Slides). The
Trinean platform is complemented with a software toolbox (including DropControl,
DropQuant, cDrop™) for improved data interpretation and lab-automation.
For more information about Trinean, visit http://www.trinean.com
ir. Philippe Stas
Chief Executive Officer
Dulle Grietlaan 17/3
B-9050 Gent – Belgium