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Geneservice and KK DNAForm to Jointly Distribute Fantom Clones

NEW YORK, May 30 (GenomeWeb News) - Geneservice and Kabushiki Kaisha DNAForm will jointly distribute Fantom clones developed by Riken and other genomic clones, Geneservice said today.


The exclusive distribution, which will expand Geneservice into Asia, covers cDNA and genomic clone resources from model organisms such as human, mouse, rat, non-human primate, Drosophila, and Xenopus. The collection will include clones from international genome projects.


Currently, KK DNAForm holds exclusive patents on the Riken cDNA library technology.

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