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Amersham and GeneBio Collaborate on Proteomics Imaging Software

NEW YORK, July 16 -- Amersham Biosciences and GeneBio today announced a collaboration in proteomics research.


In a joint statement, the companies said that Switzerland-based GeneBio's Melanie 2-D gel analysis software, developed by the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, will be integrated into the ImageMaster image analysis application and will be available upon the next release of the software. The companies will continue to collaborate on future software under an agreement expanded from the original collaboration the companies announced in January.


Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.


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