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DNAStar Signs Site License Agreement with Wash U for Lasergene Software

NEW YORK, April 24 (GenomeWeb News) - DNAStar said today that it has signed a site license agreement for its Lasergene software with WashingtonUniversity in St. Louis.


The deal allows researchers at the university to use the DNA and protein sequence analysis software anywhere on campus for a four-year period.


Additional terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.

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