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Japanese Distributor to Sell Applied Precision s Reader in Japan

NEW YORK, Aug 28 – Japanese distributor Seki Technotron has agreed to sell Applied Precision’s ArryWoRxe Biochip Reader in Japan, extending a pre-existing deal, the companies said.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Over the past five years, Seki Technotron has been selling Applied Precision’s DeltaVision microscopy system.

The ArrayWoRxe system can read DNA, protein, and SNP microarrays, using white light rather than lasers for illuminating microarrays.

 

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