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Amersham, GeneticXchange Soon to Sell Co-Developed Data-Integration Tool

NEW YORK, July 10 - Amersham Biosciences and GeneticXchange have co-developed a platform to help researchers integrate lab-generated data with legacy, public, third party, and clinical data, the firms said today.

The platform brings together Amersham's Scierra Laboratory Workflow System with GeneticXchange's discoveryHub data-integration platform. It will be available during the current quarter, and Amersham will sell it worldwide.


Financial terms were not disclosed. 

The Scan

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