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Irish Research Center Taps MWG Biotech to Outfit New Microarray Facility

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (GenomeWeb News) - Germany-based MWG Biotech will help the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre at University College Cork, a new Science Foundation Ireland research center based in Teagasc, Ireland to help it create a microarray facility, the groups said today.

 

Terms of the deal call for MWG to supply the APC with "the full range of its products and services," namely its instrumentation, microarray, and bioinformatics expertise. MWG will also provide the bioinformatic design, oligonucleotides, the microarrays, as well as support.

The "long term" deal will have APC buying a "substantial volume" of products from MWG "in the forecoming months, the groups said. Financial details were not disclosed.

The APC is based in UCC and incorporates collaboration between scientists at the university and Teagasc, the Dairy Products Research Centre. The APC employs 50 scientists and clinicians who investigate the means by which bacterial flora in the gastrointestinal tract influence health and disease.

 

The research interests of the APC include host and bacterial gene expression in pathogenesis, bacteria or virus-host interactions, and immunological interactions, according to the center.

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