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Genaissance to Provide Scrapie Genotyping for Cyprus

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (GenomeWeb News) - Genaissance Pharmaceuticals will provide scrapie genotyping services to Biotronics of Cyprus, Genaissance said today.


Biotronics has been awarded a contract by the Cypriot government, which derives from a mandate by the European Union for establishing a breeding program in sheep that confers resistance to scrapie.


Under the contract, Genaissance will analyze at least 100,000 samples, collected by Biotronics, over approximately a three-month period.


Earlier this month, Genaissance won a similar contract to provide scrapie genotyping for Greece.

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