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Almac Diagnostics Licenses Rosetta s Resolver System

NEW YORK, March 29 (GenomeWeb News) - Almac Diagnostics has licensed Rosetta Biosoftware's Resolver system to help it develop microarray-based approaches for diagnosing cancer and predicting therapeutic outcomes, the companies said today.

 

The company will also use the technology "in the provision of comprehensive gene expression analysis services" Almac offers to academic, biotech, and pharmaceutical customers.

 

The Rosetta Resolver system is developed and supported by Rosetta Biosoftware and is distributed exclusively by Agilent Technologies.

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