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Boehringer Ingelheim to Buy ProLink Protein Expression Workcell from Hudson Control Group

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (GenomeWeb News) - Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceutical's research group has bought a protein-expression workcell from Hudson Control Group, Hudson said today.


Boehringer will begin using the ProLink in the second quarter to automate such tasks as colony picking, DNA minipreps, and protein purification, said Hudson.


Financial details were not released.

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