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Macrogen Uses ABI Array Tech to Provide Gene Expression Services to Korean Regulators

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (GenomeWeb News) - Macrogen of Korea will provide gene expression-analysis services to the Korean National Institute of Toxicological Research using microarray technology from Applied Biosystems, the companies said yesterday.


Researchers at NITR, which operates under the Korean Food and Drug Administration, will use ABI's Expression Array system to develop predictive gene signatures and toxicology evaluation technology for food and drugs, including traditional herbal medicines.


The project complements other studies by NITR, such as a genomic and proteomic expression database for unidentified toxic substances, herbal medicines, and biotechnological product evaluation. The aim of the studies is to standardize food and drug safety measurements and to establish evaluation criteria.

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