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CapitalBio to Provide Affy Array Services to Chinese Rice Functional Genomics Research Consortium

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (GenomeWeb News) - CapitalBio of Beijing will provide Affymetrix GeneChip microarray services to the Chinese Rice Functional Genomics Research Consortium, the companies said yesterday.


CRFGRC consists of more than a dozen Chinese research institutes, national laboratories, and universities. "I am pleased that CapitalBio and Affymetrix have committed to providing more affordable rice microarrays," said Yongbiao Xue, co-chair of CRFGRC and director of the Instituteof Geneticsand Development Biology of the ChineseAcademyof Sciences, in a statement.


In April, Affymetrix and CapitalBio signed a marketing and licensing agreement, and started joint R&D and commercialization programs.

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