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Bio-Rad Acquires ProteOptics to Expand Proteomics Portfolio

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (GenomeWeb News) - Bio-Rad said last week that it has acquired ProteOptics, an Israel-based maker of surface plasmon resonance technology.

 

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

 

ProteOptics' technology involves the use of image analysis to track optical changes without the need of any molecular labeling in order to monitor biomolecular interactions, and is expected to expand Bio-Rad's proteomics' product offerings, Bio-Rad said.

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More Kids

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