SiliCycle® and Phytronix® Partner to Develop High-Throughput Forensic Toxicological Solid-Phase Extraction and Analysis Methods 

Quebec City, June 29th, 2012,

SiliCycle Inc., a worldwide leader in the development of high value silica-based products, and Phytronix Technologies, an innovative and global leader in high-throughput analysis, announce a strategic partnership for the development of high-throughput solid-phase extraction and analysis methods in the field of forensic technology. SiliCycle’s high quality sample preparation products combined with Phytronix’s ultra-fast Laser Diode Thermal Desorption (LDTD™) ion source technology present a natural fit to achieve a high performance qualitative and quantitative analysis for high sample volume laboratories. SiliCycle and Phytronix will be presenting these new analytical methods at the Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT 2012) annual meeting this week in Boston, MA, USA.

This collaboration will benefit both SiliCycle’s and Phytronix’s customers by offering a complete and robust high-throughput analysis solution. Customers are looking to increase their analysis workflow with clean and reproducible extracts which this collaboration will offer.

"This is a natural partnership between an instrument manufacturer and a specialty analytical consumables manufacturer to co-develop new analysis methods offering innovative and efficient solutions for method development to production level" said Mr. Hugo St-Laurent, President & CEO of SiliCycle Inc.

"This partnership offers new possibilities in analytical solutions by combining quality analytical method development products and ultra-fast analysis to better serve the scientific community" said Mr. Jean Lacoursière, President of Phytronix Technologies Inc.

About SiliCycle

Founded in 1995, SiliCycle Inc. is a worldwide leader in the development, the manufacturing and the commercialization of high value silica-based and specialty products for chromatography, catalysis, analytical and organic chemistry.

SiliCycle’s business extends to more than fifty countries with a customer base that includes companies in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries, contract research and manufacturing organizations as well as university laboratories, hospital research centers, agriculture and food, environmental, petrochemicals, and industrial process companies. Information about SiliCycle is available on the Web at - you can follow SiliCycle on Twitter: @SiliCycle_Inc and on LinkedIn.

About Phytronix

Founded in 2000, Phytronix Technologies Inc. is a privately owned company based in Quebec City, province of Québec, Canada. The company produces and markets laboratory scientific instruments and exports the LDTD Technology around the world. Since its establishment, the company shows a growth of 20 to 40% per year.  Information about Phytronix is available on the Web at - you can follow Phytronix on Twitter: @Phytronix

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