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Ciphergen, SC BioSciences Open Joint Proteomics Lab in Japan

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9 - Ciphergen Biosystems, in partnership with Tokyo-based SC BioSciences, today announced the opening of a BiomarkerDiscoveryCenterin Japan.


The center, located in Yokohama, will be staffed by scientists trained in using Ciphergen's SELDI ProteinChip System for protein biomarker discovery and clinical trial applications, according to Ciphergen.


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