Quantum-Si Introduces World’s First Next-Generation Protein Sequencer™ in Japan with Addition of New Distributor
BRANFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 18, 2024–
Quantum-Si Incorporated (Nasdaq: QSI) (“Quantum-Si,” “QSI” or the “Company”), The Protein Sequencing Company™, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with a new distributor who will make the company’s protein sequencing instrument, Platinum® available for the first time in Japan.
TOMY Digital Biology Co., Ltd., a renowned importer and distributor with a rich history dating back to the 1950s, will distribute Quantum-Si’s next-generation protein sequencer™ and associated consumables throughout Japan. “Working with Quantum-Si marks a pivotal moment for TOMY Digital Biology, aligning with our commitment to advancing life sciences. We’re poised to empower Japanese researchers with cutting edge technology, fostering unparalleled discoveries,” said Kenjiro Tominaga, Owner, President and CEO of TOMY Digital Biology.
TOMY Digital Biology’s commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions and its alignment with Quantum-Si’s vision for scientific innovation make this a significant step forward in providing researchers in Japan access to state-of-the-art technology for next-generation protein sequencing™.
Jeff Hawkins, CEO of Quantum-Si, expressed his enthusiasm about this move, stating: “We are thrilled to work with TOMY Digital Biology to introduce Platinum, our revolutionary protein sequencing instrument, to the vibrant scientific community in Japan. We believe that through TOMY’s exceptional distribution capabilities and our groundbreaking technology, we will empower researchers in Japan to achieve new milestones in their scientific endeavors.”
About Quantum-Si Incorporated
Quantum-Si, The Protein Sequencing Company™, is focused on revolutionizing the growing field of proteomics. The Company’s suite of technologies is powered by a first-of-its-kind semiconductor chip designed to enable next-generation single-molecule protein sequencing and digitize proteomic research in order to advance drug discovery and diagnostics beyond what has been possible with DNA sequencing. Learn more at www.quantum-si.com
About TOMY Digital Biology Co., Ltd.
TOMY Digital Biology Co., Ltd. spun off from TOMY Seiko, a manufacturer of scientific research instruments in 2001. TOMY Digital Biology has two functions, import and export. One department imports unique life science research products from other countries and distributes them to the Japan market. The other department exports TOMY products to other countries. Learn more at www.digital-biology.co.jp
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Jeff Keyes, Chief Financial Officer
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