Beckman Coulter Life Sciences Grants Capillary Electrophoresis

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences Grants Capillary Electrophoresis System to UCLA
Biopharma to Education Program Bridges Classroom to Industry
BREA, CALIF. — (March 12, 2012) — Beckman Coulter Life Sciences has granted a PA 800 Protein
Characterization System to the University of California, Los Angeles’ Department of Chemistry &
Biochemistry through the company’s Biopharma to Education Program. Founded by Thomas Ed
Horton, Ph.D of the Beckman Coulter Life Sciences Analytical Group, the program helps universities
bring capillary electrophoresis (CE) education into their curriculum.
Joseph A. Loo, Ph.D is the faculty director of the UCLA Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics
Technology Center of the UCLA Molecular Instrumentation Center, and it is in this lab where the PA
800 will reside. The instrument will be used to teach CE theory and laboratory work to undergraduate
and graduate students in the chemical instrumentation and mass spectrometry and proteomics classes.
Loo is also a professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry, David Geffen School of Medicine,
and in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA.
The analytical technologies used to study current therapeutics are rapidly evolving, and it is a
challenge for undergraduate institutions to provide the most up-to-date equipment and training.
Despite the industry’s need for trained individuals, the constant change and associated costs often strain
the resources of academic institutions.
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“At Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, our goal is to connect the brightest minds with the best
technology to impact the next generation of biomedical breakthroughs,” said Horton. “We are excited
for the opportunity to grant accredited universities and four-year colleges with previously-owned CE
instruments and to help educate young scientists.”
Beckman Coulter’s contributions to CE started in 1989 with the launch of the P/ACE series, and
the company continues to lead the field. A wealth of educational materials on CE theory, applications
and laboratory work will be made available for institutions that adopt CE in their curriculum. The
grant to Loo’s laboratory covers the cost of the instrument and does not include installation and service.
PA 800 separation technology is ideal for protein analysis, and has been used to characterize
many billion-dollar biotherapuetic antibodies.
The robust and easy-to-use platform integrates
quantitative, qualitative and automated solutions for analysis of protein purity, charge isoform
distribution and glycan structure.
To learn more about the Biopharma to Education Program visit www.CEforAcademia.com.
About Beckman Coulter
Beckman Coulter, Inc., based in Orange County, Calif., develops, manufactures and markets
products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical tests. More than 275,000 Beckman
Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on six continents. For more
than 75 years, Beckman Coulter products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving
the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving
patient health and reducing the cost of care. For more information, visit www.BeckmanCoulter.com.
Note to Editors: Please do not abbreviate the company name Beckman Coulter Life Sciences.
Beckman Coulter and the stylized logo are trademarks of Beckman Coulter, Inc. and are registered in the USPTO.
PA 800 and P/ACE MDQ are for Laboratory Use Only; Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
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Caption: PA 800 Protein Characterization
System from Beckman Coulter Life
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