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Labcyte Signs up Singapore, Korean Distributors

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Labcyte said today that it has signed up Bio Laboratories and Chayon Laboratories to distribute its low-volume liquid transfer technologies in Singapore and Korea, respectively.

Both distributors will market Labcyte’s Deerac and Echo instruments, which use sound to move liquids for applications in the genomics, proteomics, and live-cell transfer fields.

Stephen Bates, Labcyte’s VP of sales and marketing and service, said that the agreements are directed toward the “growing genomics markets, especially for gene expression, SNP analysis, and RNAi.”

Labcyte is based in Sunnyvale, Calif., and it has an office in Dublin, Ireland.

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