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CombiMatrix Sells Microarray Synthesizer to Keio University

NEW YORK, April 15 - Acacia Research subsidiary CombiMatrix today said that it has sold a custom slide-chip DNA microarray synthesizer to the Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan.


The department of molecular biology at Keio University, which has also agreed to purchase microarrays from CombiMatrix, plans to use the synthesizer in combination with its own high-fidelity digital hybridization screening techniques to screen clones for sequencing tag sites in the human genome as well as the genomes "of a variety of commercially important organisms."


Under the terms of the agreement, CombiMatrix and the university will jointly benefit from the commercialization of any content, candidates, or products discovered as part of this research.


CombiMatrix's Japanese subsidiary announced another sale last week to Nihon Gene Research Laboratory (NGRL) in Sendai.

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