Invitrogen, Applied Biosystems In Strategic Alliance

San Diego-based Invitrogen and Foster City-based Applied Biosystems said this morning that the two companies have entered into a strategic alliance to promote proteomic analysis and biomarker studies for the drug discovery industry. The two will co-market and re-sell a suite of technologies that combines Invitrogen's metabolomic labeling technology with Applied Biosystems' own protein and peptide labeling technology. Terms were not disclosed. Both Applied Biosystems and Invitrogen provide laboratory equipment to the drug discovery market.