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Florida Genomics Lab Buys Geospiza's FinchLab

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Florida has purchased Geospiza’s lab-management software for its genomics sequencing lab, the company said today.
 
Under the agreement, the Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research's Next Generation DNA Sequencing Laboratory will use Geospiza’s FinchLab platform, which is used for managing labs with multiple genetic analysis technologies, including capillary electrophoresis and next-generation sequencing tools from Applied Biosystems and Roche.
 
Bill Farmerie, associate director at ICBR, said acquiring the software has “allowed our bioinformatics group to focus foremost on high-level data analysis for our user community rather than divert time and energy to solving routine data management tasks."
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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