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ABI/MDS Sciex Sell 21 Mass Specs to CDC, State Health Labs

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 (GenomeWeb News) - Applied Biosystems and its joint venture partner MDS Sciex have sold 21 mass spectrometry systems to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and several state health laboratories as part of their Laboratory Response Network, a nationwide network of labs to detect biological and chemical threats, ABI said today.

 

The labs will use the API 4000 LC/MS/MS systems to identify toxic chemicals in human blood or urine samples.

 

ABI has already supplied real-time PCR systems to the Laboratory Response Network for biological detection, according to the company.

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