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Affymetrix and Caliper to Develop Automated Target Preparation Instrument

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (GenomeWeb News) - Affymetrix and Caliper Technologies plan to co-develop automated target preparation instruments for Affy's microarray platforms, the companies said today.


The first instruments developed under the multi-year agreement are scheduled to come out later this year. Affymetrix, of Santa Clara, Calif., will market and distribute the systems, which Caliper will provide under an OEM agreement. Caliper, located in Hopkinton, Mass., will be responsible for installation, training, and repair.


Separately, Caliper Technologies said it will change its name to Caliper Life Sciences, effective Jan. 23.


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