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GeneBio Signs On Hitachi as Direct Distributor for Mass Spec Protein ID Software in Japan

NEW YORK, June 2 (GenomeWeb News) - Geneva Bioinformatics has signed on Hitachi Software Engineering as a direct distribution partner for its mass spectrometry protein identification software in Japan, the company said today.


Under the agreement, Hitachiwill sell GeneBio's Phenyx software in Japan, in collaboration with GeneBio's Japanese branch.


Hitachihas already been selling Phenyx in Japansince November, when GeneBio signed a distribution deal with the Bioinformatics Institute for Global Good, which has business relationships with Hitachiand a number of other companies as well as acadmic institutions.


Now, GeneBio will deal directly with Hitachi, which will receive a higher commission for sales of Phenyx, GeneBio marketing manager Andrew Smith told GenomeWeb News today. GeneBio will retain its relationship with BiGG for sales through other channels.

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