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LA Investment Firm Helping Chinese Genomics Firm Land US Pharma Deals

NEW YORK, May 28 (GenomeWeb News) - NewCap Partners, a Los Angeles-based boutique investment-banking company, is helping Shanghai Genomics forge contract research alliances with US drug makers, according to a report on today.


Shanghai Genomics, based in Shanghai, China,offers the following services, according to its website: siRNA design and synthesis; protein-protein interaction screening; and gene-expression studies using Q-PCR or IHC. The firm employs 70 person people.

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