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Maxygen To Consult With Swedish Bioinformatics Firm Prevas

NEW YORK, April 23-The Swedish bioinformatics firm Prevas Bioinformatics will be working with Maxygen to improve information systems, streamline discovery and identify bottlenecks, Prevas said in a statement yesterday.


As part of its feasibility study, the company will analyze the manual routines and databases that Maxygen uses to characterize leads and suggest new custom software and lab information systems to improve performance.

Prevas is an IT consultancy company based in Stockholm. It specializes in bioinformatics, industry and telecoms.

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