Biotage Introduces Unique, Entry-Level System for Microwave-Assisted Peptide Synthesis


Uppsala, Sweden, March 24, 2011 -- Biotage® (STO: BIOT), a leading supplier of tools and technology for medicinal, analytical and peptide chemistry, introduced the Biotage Initiator Peptide Workstation for manual microwave-assisted peptide synthesis. The Workstation utilizes a unique microwave peptide vial available in two sizes; 2-5 mL for 75-150 ┬Ámol scale or 10-20 mL for 250-500 ┬Ámol scale synthesis.

Biotage is the only manufacturer of traditional, room temperature peptide synthesizers as well as microwave peptide synthesizers in both entry-level and high throughput configurations.

The Initiator Peptide Workstation enables simple workflow for microwave-assisted peptide synthesis in a Biotage Initiator microwave synthesizer without system modifications. Synthesis is performed directly in the specially designed microwave vial, then filtered and washed using the wash station. Material can be collected in a standard GL 45 laboratory glass bottle, 50 mL centrifuge tube or even a round bottom flask.

The Workstation is a versatile solution for both microwave assisted solution and solid phase peptide synthesis. It is also cost-effective system, delivering a high level of control for close monitoring of the quantity of reagents used, resulting in minimized waste and reduced cost.

The Workstation is a simple solution for performing various types of chemistry using microwave irradiation under atmospheric conditions at temperatures up to 100°C including: solution and solid phase synthesis, organic, peptide (Fmoc and Boc), peptoid and PNA (peptide nucleic acid) synthesis. The Initiator Peptide Workstation was developed to address the needs of peptide chemists and organic chemists synthesizing peptides and peptidomimetics, including difficult post-synthetic modification of sequences using microwave irradiation.

At Biotage, we are committed to developing the tools needed by the global peptide community” says Amit Mehrotra - Product Manager, Peptide Chemistry “our collaboration with key researchers has clearly identified the need for an entry-level system for microwave-assisted peptide synthesis. The Initiator Peptide Workstation illustrates our continued commitment to this important area of science.”

For more information regarding Biotage peptide synthesis and purification products, please email product_info@biotage.com or visit www.biotage.com/peptides.

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About Biotage
Biotage offers solutions, knowledge and experience in the areas of analytical chemistry and medicinal chemistry. The customers include the world’s largest pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and leading academic institutes. The company is headquartered in Uppsala with subsidiaries in the US, UK and Japan. Biotage has 272 employees and sales of 428.9 MSEK in 2010. Biotage is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Stockholm stock exchange. Website: www.biotage.com

New Wind Jobs Website Has Been Launched That Promotes International and UK Based Wind Jobs


A new specialist Wind jobs website has been launched that covers a wide variety of wind related jobs that are based in the United Kingdom and Worldwide.

Dublin, Ireland - March 24, 2011 -- The new WindJobs (http://www.windjobsuk.com) website covers a variety of areas in the wind sector including wind jobs, wind farm jobs, wind turbine jobs, wind energy jobs and offshore wind jobs.

From a candidates perspective the WindJobs website has been designed to be extremely user friendly and intuitive to use. As well as benefiting from standard features such as “Job alerts by email” and “Email a friend” WindJobs “Smartsearch” technology ensures that job seekers find the exact type of vacancy that they are looking for as well as receiving automatic recommendations on other suitable positions. From a recruiters perspective the candidate management system has been designed to be extremely user friendly and gives the recruiter full control of their recruitment campaign as well as being easy to integrate with multi-posting software providers. The recruiter can easily manage their recruitment process with functionality such as being able to post, edit and delete their job postings. Recruiters are also able to pre-qualify candidates by asking them to complete a number of important questions when they apply to a job they have listed.

In order to give clients a wider potential audience for their job postings WindJobs has developed a wind talent finder network in partnership with some of the most popular and best known generalist job boards. The WindJobs talent finder network means that when a job is posted on the WindJobs website it will also automatically be posted on a number of other job boards including Simplyhired, Workhound, Mitula, Indeed, Workhound and Businessgreenjobs.

Jonathan Kyle (WindJobs - Director of Strategy) “With the number of people who will be employed in the wind industry due to increase significantly over the coming years we felt that now was the right time to launch a specialist wind jobs website. Indeed research carried out by the European Wind Industry Association (EWEA) has estimated that the number of people employed in the Wind Industry in Europe is set to increase from a current figure of 192,000 to over 440,000 by 2020. The initial feedback about the website from both candidates and clients has been extremely positive in terms of the websites functionality, navigation and ease of use”.

About WindJobs
WindJobs (http://www.windjobsuk.com) is a United Kingdom and International job board that covers jobs in the wind industry. The website has been designed to be extremely user-friendly and offers both registered candidates and employers a highly flexible and easy to use interface.

WindJobs cover a wide variety of jobs types including - Wind jobs, wind energy jobs, wind farm jobs, Wind industry jobs, Wind power jobs, Wind turbine jobs, offshore wind jobs, offshore wind farm jobs, wind analyst jobs, wind business development jobs, wind consultancy jobs, wind civil engineering jobs, wind electrical engineering jobs, wind environmental impact assessment (EIA) jobs, wind field technician jobs, wind health & safety jobs, wind land assessment jobs, wind management jobs, wind maintenance jobs, wind manufacturing jobs, wind mechanical engineering jobs, wind modeling jobs, wind project development jobs, wind project management jobs, wind research and development jobs, wind resource assessment jobs, wind sales jobs, wind site prospecting jobs, wind technician jobs, wind transmission jobs, wind turbine design jobs, wind farm construction jobs, wind farm development jobs, wind farm management jobs.

WindJobs is used by a number of high profile organisations as an integral part of their recruitment process and these include - Hays, Viridium Associates, Maxwell Bruce, EMC international and Shaw Energy Recruitment.

For further Information please contact:

Jonathan Kyle
Director of Strategy
WindJobs
78 Merrion Square
Dublin 2
Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0) 1 678 7971