[b]Applied Biosystems/MDS SCIEX Joint Venture[/b] Applied Biosystems/MDS SCIEX is a joint venture that teams the brightest minds and complementary expertise of US-owned Applera Corporation, the world's leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of life science and analytical instrument systems, with Canadian-owned SCIEX, the instrumentation technology division of MDS Inc. For over three decades, MDS SCIEX through its joint venture partnership with Applied Biosystems has introduced many revolutionary new products to the field of LC/MS. Today, Applied Biosystems/MDS SCIEX has the largest installed base of dedicated LC/MS and LC/MS/MS systems in the world. No other MS/MS system on the market today is as technically suitable to the unique application of LC/MS/MS. Applied Biosystems/MDS SCIEX LC/MS systems have revolutionized mass spectrometry by dramatically increasing the range of compounds that can be analyzed. Applied Biosystems/MDS SCIEX instruments are designed primarily for use by researchers and scientists in the rapidly growing biotechnology, biomedical and pharmaceutical fields, and are widely used for high throughput analyses in support of proteomics, clinical trials and drug metabolism studies. As the world leader in LC/MS/MS, Applied Biosystems/MDS SCIEX is dedicated to the continued development of advanced MS technology.