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LI-COR Introduces Management Changes in UK Operations

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (GenomeWeb News) LI-COR Biosciences announced several management changes to it UKoperations today.

 

UK and Irelandsales will now be managed by Andrew Richards, Helen Eastwood will provide application and training assistance, and Michael Scott will provide service and technical support.

 

Lincoln, Neb.-based LI-COR makes infrared fluorescence labeling and detection systems for proteomics and genomics research. The company has subsidiaries in Germanyas well as the UK.

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