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Hitachi to Launch Microarray Contract Service with Agilent Arrays

NEW YORK, July 25-Hitachi Life Science will use Agilent microarrays and equipment to create a contract research service for Japanese pharmaceutical companies, Agilent said today.


Hitachi plans to open a service center later this month for Japanese companies interested in researching gene expression as it relates to human disease.


The service will use custom and standard Agilent microarrays for human, mouse and rat. Previously, Hitachi relied upon its own in-house microarrays.


The companies did not reveal financial specifics of the arrangement.

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