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Cepheid Taps Gene Company as Distributor for China s Life Science Market

NEW YORK, July 13 (GenomeWeb News) - Cepheid has tapped Gene Company as its distributor in the China and Hong Kong markets, the company said today.

 

Cepheid said it signed a non-exclusive, three-year agreement with Gene Company to distribute its SmartCycler Systems, accessories, and reagents across China and Hong Kong.

 

Gene Company is headquartered in Hong Kong and has around 18 offices across China. The 250-person company posted $35 million in sales in 2003, Cepheid said.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

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For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

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Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.