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GeneMachine Picks Carsen Group as Canadian Distributor

NEW YORK, Aug. 29-Toronto's Carsen Group will be the exclusive Canadian distributor of microarray products manufactured by the genomics tool company GeneMachines.

The agreement, which GeneMachines announced today, covers the company's OmniGrid microarray line.


The company did not disclose financial details of the agreement.


Carsen Group is an imaging and microscopy tool company.


GeneMachines, based in San Carlos, Calif., offers DNA synthesis, sample preparation and microarray tools.


For further information, see the press release.

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