SOURCE: Ludesi

February 20, 2007 10:00 ET

DSM Nutritional Products Contracts Ludesi for 2D Gel Image Analysis

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 20, 2007 -- DSM has contracted Ludesi for image analysis of two-dimensional protein gels (2D gels), the basic workhorse in the field of proteomics. DSM tested Ludesi's image analysis service thoroughly and concluded that Ludesi's offering provided significantly increased quality and reproducibility.

"Thanks to our agreement with Ludesi we have been able to debottleneck the protein quantification step in our high-throughput 2D-gel-based proteomics platform. We get accurate relative quantitative data for a considerably larger number of spots than we could before. This improvement is of great value for an in-depth understanding of the metabolism of the microbes we are working on and thus for further engineering of biotechnological production strains," comments Dr. Isabelle Maillet at DSM Nutritional Products in Basel.

Ludesi has industrialized and centralized image and data analysis of 2D gels using a special quality-controlled image analysis process and in-house technically advanced software. The analysis process enables scientists to get a higher level of accuracy compared to using commercially available software.

"It is rewarding that Ludesi's technology aids the professional scientists at DSM Nutritional Products to push the limits of their world-leading research further. I have the deepest respect for their work and we look forward to working together in the years to come," comments Ola Forsstrom- Olsson, CEO at Ludesi.

About Ludesi

Ludesi is a global provider of bioinformatics solutions to the life science industry. The company is serving some of the most prestigious research facilities in the world with image analysis of 2D electrophoresis gels. Ludesi's proprietary software technology in combination with an expert analysis center enables scientists to find crucial protein information that often remains undetected using conventional 2D gel software. Further information can be found at

About DSM Nutritional Products

DSM Nutritional Products is the world's leading supplier of vitamins, carotenoids and other fine chemicals to the feed, food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries. The business has sales of about EUR 2 billion and a long tradition as a pioneer in the discovery of new products, new formulations and attractive applications for all industry segments. For further company information please visit

About DSM

DSM is active worldwide in nutritional and pharma ingredients, performance materials and industrial chemicals. The company creates innovative products and services that help improve the quality of life. DSM's products are used in a wide range of end markets and applications such as human and animal nutrition and health, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, automotive and transport, coatings, housing and electrics & electronics (E&E). DSM's strategy, named Vision 2010 - Building on Strengths, focuses on accelerating profitable and innovative growth of the company's specialties portfolio. Market-driven growth, innovation and increased presence in emerging economies are key drivers of this strategy. The group has annual sales of over EUR 8 billion and employs some 22,000 people worldwide. DSM ranks among the global leaders in many of its fields. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. More information about DSM can be found at

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Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact:

    Ola Forsstrom-Olsson
    Phone: +46-46-286-5510
    Mobile: +46-70-812-2548
    E-mail: Email Contact