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Ciphergen Sells ProteinChip Systems to Japanese Drug Discovery Proteome Project

NEW YORK, April 19 (GenomeWeb News) - Ciphergen Biosystems announced today that its Japanese subsidiary has been named one of the official technology suppliers of the Japanese Drug Discovery Proteome Factory project.


Ciphergen has so far sold to the project three ProteinChip AutoBiomarker Systems and two ProteinChip interfaces for use with tandem mass spec.


The five-year Japanese project, which began in 2002, involves 20 Japanese pharma companies and is funded by the Japan Health Science Foundation to the tune of 4.5 billion yen ($41 million). The goal of the project is to gain information on proteins involved in cancer, diabetes, hypertension, asthma, and dementia.


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