Phytronix Technologies Signs a Distribution Agreement With World Leader Thermo Fisher Scientific

    QUEBEC, Oct. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Phytronix Technologies Inc., a young Quebec
company specializing in scientific instrumentation, announced earlier today
that it had concluded an agreement with world leader Thermo Fisher Scientific
Inc. "For Phytronix Technologies, this major agreement confirms the global
distribution of its LDTD technology (Laser Diode Thermal Desorption) as this
industry giant in the field of life sciences will now offer LDTD as the new
ionization technology on its mass spectrometers" confirmed Phytronix'
president, Mr. Jean Lacoursière.

    An ultra-high-speed technology designed for large sample volumes
    (High Throughput analysis)

    The LDTD technology, developed by Phytronix, increases the speed of
analysis for the compounds (drugs, steroids, antibiotics,...) by 20 to 100
times compared to established techniques based on liquid chromatography
coupled to mass spectrometry.
    Various pharmaceutical companies throughout the world are already using
LDTD. This technology allows pharmacokinetic studies in less than 10 minutes
as well as enzyme inhibition assays in 18 minutes rather than the 10 hours
presently required with chromatographic techniques. Today, the LDTD technology
is established in laboratories with weekly analysis capacity exceeding 40,000

    The LDTD Technology: towards faster discoveries of new drugs

    The LDTD technology (Laser Diode Thermal Desorption) uses a laser diode
allowing the thermal desorption of a solid sample and its direct introduction
into the mass spectrometer within a few seconds. This device is used to
identify and quantify the molecules present in the sample. "At a time where
mass spectrometry has become, over the past years, the analysis technique par
excellence in the bio-pharmaceutical laboratories, the addition of the LDTD
technology will certainly increase its utilisation and, also, allow for a
faster discovery of new drugs" added Mr. Lacoursière.

    About Phytronix Technologies:

    Founded in 2000, Phytronix Technologies is based in the heart of Québec
City, in the "carrefour de la Nouvelle Economie". The company produces and
markets laboratory scientific instruments and distributes to most of the
scientific laboratories in Eastern Canada.
    Phytronix services the instruments of large companies and applies
customized solutions. Since its establishment, the company shows a growth of
20 to 25% per year and forecasts that, with this new agreement, Phytronix will
be shot into the lead towards new summits.

For further information:

For further information: Sylvain Letarte, Marketing director, Phytronix
Technologies,,; Source: Jean
Lacoursière, president, Phytronix Technologies, (418) 692-1414, Fax: (418)

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