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EMBL Buys Structural Proteomics Equipment from RoboDesign

NEW YORK, May 26 (GenomeWeb News) - The European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Grenoble, France, will acquire structural proteomics instrumentation from RoboDesign International, the company said yesterday.


EMBL will receive RoboDesign's protein crystal imaging system, Minstrel III, and the company's crystallization plate storage system, RoboIncubator, through RoboDesign's marketing partner Rigaku. The instruments are scheduled to be delivered next month.

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