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Fisher Unit to Fund Research at U of Michigan to Develop New Genomic, Proteomic Technologies

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (GenomeWeb News) - Fisher Biosciences, a unit of Fisher Scientific, will collaborate with the Universityof Michiganto develop new tools for genomic and proteomic research, the company said today.


Under the five-year agreement, Fisher will financially support research projects at the Center for Chemical Genomics, a new center that is part of the university's Life Sciences Institute. Technologies to be developed are in the areas of high-throughput screening and detection, protein expression, chemical diversity, and bioinformatics.


In exchange for the funding, Fisher will have the opportunity to license new technologies resulting from the research.


Fisher said it is targeting the development of new procedures for protein testing and sample preparation, new ways of using RNA-interference products, and broader applications of high-content screening.

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