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MoBiTec and GORYO Chemical Ink Distribution Agreement to Sell High-End Calcium Indicators and Cancer-Selective Fluorescent Imaging Probes

MoBiTec GmbH, Germany, focused on selling products for life science and fluorescence applications, has entered into a distribution agreement with GORYO, Japan. Together with GORYO, MoBiTec will continue to expand its portfolio of premier brands.

Goettingen, Germany, April 29, 2015 --( GORYO Chemical, Inc., located in Sapporo, Japan, provides new fluorescent probes for cellular analyses, assays, and imaging.

A seminal product family are the calcium indicators CaSiR-1™ and CaSiR-1™ AM:

These fluorescent dyes are near-infrared fluorescence calcium probes which have an emission maximum at 664 nm. Multicolor imaging is possible with CaSiR-1™ or CaSiR-1™ AM and fluorescent probes or fluorescent proteins which have a fluorescence output in the visible area such as Hoechst, Fluorescein, Rhodamine, GFP, YFP, RFP, etc.

The benefits of near-infrared fluorogenic indicators:

• Fluoresce in the deep red region
• Deeper tissue penetration
• Reduced background autofluorescence
• Reduced phototoxicity to cells and tissues
• Recognize Ca2+ supersensitivity.
• Visualize fluctuation of Ca2+ in cytoplasm

A cutting-edge fluorescent probe is the solvatochromic dye called POLARIC™. It can change not only the fluorescence intensity, but also the fluorescence wavelength widely by each organelle in living cells. Presently, it is the only stain that can simultaneously stain mitochondria orange and plasma membrane green. This feature is due to the chromatic response to the polarity in micro-environments like a living cell. It is not only used as imaging reagent for cellular analyses or assays, but also as chromatic changing maker for fluorescence labeling of proteins, peptides, antibodies, and oligonucleotides for molecularly-targeted drug or immunoassay.

A further remarkable product of GORYO's portfolio is ProteoGREEN™-gGlu, which is a cancer-selective fluorescent imaging probe. This probe is rapidly activated by g-glutamyltranspeptidase (GGT), known as a tumor-associated enzyme, resulting in a highly fluorescent compound.

The membrane-permeable ProteoGREEN™-gGlu is applicable to live cell or in vivo imaging of cancer cells.

“MoBiTec believes that the collaboration with GORYO Chemical Ltd. offers a great opportunity to launch the latest in Near-Infrared Calcium Indicator and Cancer Research Technology,” said Joerg Ronnenberg, CEO, MoBiTec GmbH, Germany.

About MoBiTec GmbH

MoBiTec GmbH (Goettingen, Germany) is a privately held company (founded in 1987) that offers research tools for molecular and cell biology. Products include DNA vectors for cloning and expression, cell transfection reagents and cell culture tools, immobilized and soluble enzymes, products for genomics and proteomics research, numerous antibodies and recombinant proteins, superior fluorescence reagents and kits, affinity chromatography products, as well as general laboratory equipment.

In parallel to its own product lines, MoBiTec distributes products from international companies in Germany. MoBiTec products are distributed worldwide, in Germany from their home office, in other countries by distributors.
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