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Genaissance to Provide Scrapie Genotyping in Greece

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (GenomeWeb News) - Genaissance Pharmaceuticals will provide scrapie genotyping services to Antisel A. Selidis of Greece, a contractor for the Greek government, Genaissance said today.


Under the agreement, Genaissance will be the exclusive genotyping provider for Antisel, which has been awarded a contract by the Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development and Food. The contract derives from a European Union mandate to establish a breeding program in sheep that confers resistance to scrapie.


Antisel is Genaissance's distributor in Greece, Bulgaria, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

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