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After Management Buyout, MRC s Genome Service Will Continue Commercially as Geneservice

NEW YORK, June 6 (GenomeWeb News) - Following a management buyout, MRC Geneservice, a provider of genomics reagents and services funded by the UK's Medical Research Council, will on Aug. 1 re-emerge as a commercial company called Geneservice, Cambridge, UK-based MRC Geneservice said today.


The new company will take over the assets and most of the staff of government-funded MRC Geneservice and will be based in the CambridgeSciencePark.


Geneservice will continue to archive and distribute genomic reagents, such as bacterial clones and human DNA samples generated by academic groups and consortia, and provide genomic services, such as DNA sequencing, genotyping, microarray expression analysis, and genome amplification.


In addition, the company plans to invest in new business opportunities, including resources such as RNAi and protein expression libraries.

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