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Thermo Fisher–Bico: MS-based single cell proteomics, 202111– co-marketing Cellenion’s cellenONE + proteoCHIP with Orbitrap MS systems + TMT technology


Period Period 2021-11-15
Organisations Partner, 1st Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO)
  Group Thermo Fisher (Group)
  Partner, 2nd Cellenion SASU
  Group Bico (Group)
Products Product cellenONE® X1 single cell dispenser
  Product 2 orbitrap mass spectrometer
Person Person Ferrer, Daniel Lopez (Thermo Fisher 202111 Director of Proteomics Program)

Bico Group AB. (11/15/21). "Press Release: Cellenion Announces Co-marketing Agreement for Single Cell Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics Analysis".

The collaboration, with Thermo Fisher Scientific, will provide a full workflow, from sample to results, for scientists performing multiplexed single cell proteomics analyses

Cellenion, a BICO company, announced today a co-marketing agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific to advance single cell proteomics analyses. The goal of the partnership is to combine Cellenion’s cellenONE® and proteoCHIP™ with Thermo Fisher’s TMT multiplexing technologies and Thermo Scientific™ Orbitrap™ mass spectrometers to deliver complete solutions, from single cell isolation and automated sample preparation through to mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics analysis on single cells.

Cellenion has developed cellenONE®, a system combining image-based single cell isolation and nanoliter dispensing to perform every step of the sample preparation using a single device, and proteoCHIP 12*16, a dedicated consumable for automated and loss-less sample preparation prior to multiplexed single cell proteomics analyses.

Thermo Scientific Orbitrap mass spectrometers in combination with enhanced sensitivity and throughput by multiplexing cells with TMT isobaric labelling allows their platforms to deliver more proteins per cell and from tens to hundreds of cells per day, going beyond one cell at a time.

With single cell proteomics providing vital information on the state of individual cells within heterogeneous environments, the combination of this sample preparation technology with Thermo Fisher’s TMT multiplexing technologies and Orbitrap mass spectrometers will provide researchers with powerful tools to standardize MS-based single cell proteomics workflows.

“This partnership will accelerate development of novel solutions for sample preparation prior to multiplexed single cell proteomics analyses,” says Dr. Guilhem Tourniaire, Managing Director at Cellenion. “By automating sample preparation, we hope to encourage the adoption of these revolutionary methods, bring a new dimension to Biology, and ultimately, contribute to the future of health.”

“Single cell proteomics has the potential to disrupt many areas of biology through granular and precise research. We know our customers want to do single cell proteomics because they are on a mission to advance human health,” says Daniel Lopez Ferrer, Director of the Proteomics Program at Thermo Fisher. “They know that to perform single cell analysis at scale our mass spectrometers in combination with TMT multiplexing is the way to go. Partnering with Cellenion enables us to deliver researchers a convenient full end to end solution to perform single cell proteomics analysis that will accelerate their progress mastering the complexities of biology.”

For more information about Cellenion’s single cell mass spectrometry-based proteomics offering, please visit:

This information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, on November 15, 2021, at 2:30 pm (CET).

For more information, please contact
Isabelle Ljunggren, Head of Communications
Phone: +46 (0) 708 30 08 90

BICO Press office
Phone (US)
Riley Munks, PR Manager (650) 863-6699
Alyssa D’Orazio, PR Manager (617) 634-9601

About BICO

Founded in 2016, BICO (formerly CELLINK) is the leading bio convergence company in the world. By combining different technologies, such as robotics, artificial intelligence, computer science, and 3D bioprinting with biology, we enable our customers to improve people's health and lives for the better.

With a focus on the application areas of bioprinting, multiomics, cell line development, and diagnostics, the company develops and markets innovative technologies that enable researchers in the life sciences to culture cells in 3D, perform high-throughput drug screening and print human tissues and organs for the medical, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries. We create the future of health.

The Group’s instruments in the field amounts to 25,000, including all the top 20 pharmaceutical companies, are being used in more than 65 countries, and have been cited in more than 9,500 publications. BICO is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm under BICO.

About Cellenion

Cellenion offers solutions and technologies for controlled cell dispensing with applications in the fields of single cell and single cellular aggregates isolation. Our systems allow high throughput, image-based automated dispensing of single cells and/or cell aggregates onto any substrates of choice. Together with a range of dedicated consumables, the solutions enable miniaturization of sample preparation protocols on the same instrument before downstream analysis. With no dead volumes and outstanding recovery rates, Cellenion’s platforms offer unique capacities for applications including single-cell omics, rare cells, cell line development, drug screening and 3D model development. Cellenion operates from Lyon, France. The company is a subsidiary of SCIENION GmbH and its products are sold by SCIENION worldwide.

Cellenion Contact

Cellenion SASU
60 Avenue Rockefeller
Bioserra 2
F-69008 Lyon
Phone: +33 (0)9 86 48 70 70

Record changed: 2022-01-02


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