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Carl Zeiss, Cellomics Collaborate in NIH Small Molecule Screening Initiative

NEW YORK, July 19 (GenomeWeb News) - Carl Zeiss Microimaging and Cellomics announced on July 18 their involvement in two National Institutes of Health initiatives geared towards bringing small molecule screening to basic science researchers.


Zeiss and Cellomics will be contributing products and services to the NIH Molecular Libraries Screening Centers Network and overall Molecular Libraries Initiative. MLSCN research objectives include automation for target-based and cell-based phenotypic assays, software for managing molecular library screening, and informatics tools for data management.


Cellomics offers a variety of products for cell-based drug screening, including instrumentation and informatics software. Its confocal-based flagship cellular imaging platform, ArrayScan, utilizes Zeiss' Apotome optical sectioning technology.


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