Norton Scientific signs up Shoko America for US West Coast sales

Norton Scientific continues to increase US market penetration by now covering the entire US West Coast with one key distributor.  The Company has signed a distribution agreement with Shoko America Inc of Torrance, CA.  The parent company, Shoko Scientific of Japan, earlier signed on to distribute Norton products in Japan.  Shoko is a great fit as they are involved with many scientific instruments including analytical products, chemical synthesis related products, purification and separation products and sample preparation equipments for liquid chromatography.  They are a distributor for Wyatt Technologies where the PAM Zero can act as a quick and cost effective screening tool.  Bryan Webb, President of Norton said “We are very pleased to add a great company such as Shoko America to our expanding Norton sales channels in the USA.  With their leverage into the West Coast markets, we expect great things from this relationship and continue to build a comprehensive sales presence in the USA”.

Norton, based in Thorold, ON, is a leader in the development of innovative measurement tools to advance biotech and pharmaceutical research, unveiled the highly anticipated PAM Zero at PITTCON/Atlanta 2011 earlier this year.  The PAM Zero is targeted at laboratories and universities around the world.  As of June 3, 2011, Norton is traded on the Frankfurt Borse (http://www.boerse-frankfurt.de/EN/index.aspx?pageID=35_ISIN=CA66869Q1037) under the symbol NT3.

Norton’s compact hand-held unit, a protein aggregation monitor, was developed to study how proteins aggregate in solution.  Norton’s strategy is to develop simple-to-use products that can be used by technicians, rather than analysts, and incorporated into laboratories own process control systems.  Over the next few years, Norton is expecting to successfully introduce and commercialize a novel microfluidic-based analytical instrumentation line used in the expanding niche of macromolecular molar mass distributions and nano-particle sizing applications.

The Company’s new measurement systems will be used in a wide range of markets from healthcare, biomaterials and green industries to viticulture, including brewing.

Norton Scientific signs up Shoko Scientific Co Ltd to boost PAM Zero sales in Japan

Norton Scientific continues to accelerate the schedule for extending its sales distribution network across Asia.  As part of this strategic objective, the Company recently inked a deal with Shoko Scientific Co Ltd of Yokohama City, Japan.  Shoko have Sales Offices in Osaka, Tsukuba and Fukuoka as well as China and the US West Coast (Shoko America).  They are involved with many scientific instruments including analytical products, chemical synthesis related products, purification and separation products and sample preparation equipments for liquid chromatography.  Shoko is a distributor for Wyatt Technologies where the PAM Zero can act as a quick and cost effective screening tool.  Bryan Webb, President of Norton said “We are very excited to add a company such as Shoko Scientific to our expanding Norton sales channels and are even more encouraged they have ordered their first PAM Zero, the new protein aggregation monitor that consumes just 0.0μl of precious sample.  We expect great things from this relationship and continue to build a comprehensive sales presence in the Far East”.

Norton, based in Thorold, ON, is a leader in the development of innovative measurement tools to advance biotech and pharmaceutical research, unveiled the highly anticipated PAM Zero at PITTCON/Atlanta 2011.  The PAM Zero is targeted at laboratories and universities around the world.  As of June 3, 2011, Norton is traded on the Frankfurt Borse (http://www.boerse-frankfurt.de/EN/index.aspx?pageID=35_ISIN=CA66869Q1037) under the symbol NT3.

Norton’s compact hand-held unit, a protein aggregation monitor, was developed to study how proteins aggregate in solution.  Norton’s strategy is to develop simple-to-use products that can be used by technicians, rather than analysts, and incorporated into laboratories own process control systems.  Over the next few years, Norton is expecting to successfully introduce and commercialize a novel microfluidic-based analytical instrumentation line used in the expanding niche of macromolecular molar mass distributions and nano-particle sizing applications.

The Company’s new measurement systems will be used in a wide range of markets from healthcare, biomaterials and green industries to viticulture, including brewing.

Norton Scientific joins “Proteomics Innovation Network” via LinkedIn

Proteomics Innovation Network (PIN) of Service and Product Providers Formed

Thirteen proteomics service and product providers have formed the Proteomics Innovation Network this year, 2011.  Based on a discussion started on LinkedIn, a professional networking site, a virtual conference was held and continues on a monthly basis.

The mission of the Proteomics Innovation Network (PIN) is to generate “from sample to discovery” solutions in all facets of proteomics, including expression, identification, characterization, interaction and function. Each member organization has complementary expertise, core technologies, and infrastructure to address critical unmet needs in biomarker and drug target discovery, personalized medicine, drug profiling and selective reaction monitoring.

The Network includes these founding organizations:
ProFACT Proteomics – Functional Proteomics Profiling and Prospecting
Norton Scientific – Making Light Work of Your Sizing Needs…
Eprogen – Mapping New Dimensions in Proteomics™
Neolomed Biosciences LLC – Biomarker and Clinical/pre-clinical services for Oncology
Focus Proteomics – 2D Electrophoresis Consulting _ Contract Services
New England Peptide – Custom peptides and polyclonal antibodies
Ontario Cancer Biomarker Network – MS Selective Reaction Monitoring
Innova Proteomics – CRO protein analyses and identification by mass spectrometry
Dualsystems Biotech – Your partner for customized screening solutions
New Liberty Proteomics – Unprecedented Drug Discovery and Evaluation Services
Horluce BioConsulting – Consultancy focusing on Infectious Diseases and Proteomics
Australian Proteome Analysis Facility – CRO protein discovery and quantitation
Covaris Inc. – Advanced sample preparation systems for life and analytical sciences

 

Norton Scientific now trading on Frankfurt Stock Exchange

(Thorold) — Norton Scientific, currently marketing the renowned and award-winning PAM Protein Aggregation Monitor, is proud to announce its stock is now trading as of June 3 on the First Quotation Board (Open Market) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.  Norton’s trading symbol is NT3 and was assigned last month by Deutsche Börse.

Since the beginning the response has been phenomenal,” says Bryan Webb, President of Norton.  “We’re excited to begin the next stage of growth and discovery.

The PAM Zero is a small, low cost device that can measure aggregate content in as little as 2μl of sample in a matter of seconds, making it an invaluable screening tool in a variety of sample preparatIon applications including crystal structure determination and mass spectroscopy.  It is also capable of following aggregation reactions in real time without any concerns about fluorescent tagging altering the observed behaviour.

Based in the Niagara Region of Canada, Norton Scientific was established in 2010 to take the knowledge and experience of the founders dating back two decades in the analysis of complex macromolecular and nano-particulate materials and to design innovative measurement tools for use by bench scientists working in modern research facilities.

Initial target markets for Norton are the important biochemical applications of protein aggregate screening and the kinetics of protein-protein interactions. Future developments will broaden this base to include applications in biopharmaceutical research, drug delivery, wound healing, advanced materials, food safety, brewing and viticulture, bio-materials, and in-water pollution monitoring.

Norton Scientific continues growth; expands distribution network into Asia

(Thorold) – Norton Scientific is proud to announce the company concluded a deal with Prisma Biotech of Taiwan and has ended its first quarter of the year on a very positive note. Bryan Webb, President of Norton, explains market acceptance of their PAM protein monitoring tool has increased dramatically since its introduction at PITTCON 2011 last month. As a result, the company will accelerate its penetration schedule by now extending its sales distribution network across Asia, as well as Europe and North America.

Prisma Biotech Corp, based in Taipei, with Sales Offices across Taiwan, is a major supplier of specialist instrumentation to the Taiwanese Life Sciences research market. “We are extremely delighted to add Prisma Biotech to the ever expanding Norton sales network,” adds Webb. “We are even more encouraged they have provided us with the first sale in Asia of the new PAM protein monitor. We expect great things from this relationship and continue to build a comprehensive sales presence across Asia using this agreement as the foundation.”

Norton is continuing to assist existing distributors in their marketing efforts, while entering into negotiations with numerous additional strategic distributors spread around identified key markets, and there are several exciting new announcements anticipated shortly, Webb states.

Based in the Niagara Region of Canada, Norton Scientific was established in 2010 to take the knowledge and experience of the founders dating back two decades in the analysis of complex macromolecular and nano-particulate materials and to design innovative measurement tools for use by bench scientists working in modern research facilities.

Initial target markets for Norton are the important biochemical applications of protein aggregate screening and the kinetics of protein-protein interactions. Future developments will broaden this base to include applications in biopharmaceutical research, drug delivery, wound healing, advanced materials, food safety, brewing and viticulture, bio-materials, and in-water pollution monitoring.