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Nascent Spanish Array Shop Progenika to Open UK Subsidiary

NEW YORK, July 18 (GenomeWeb News) - Nascent microarray shop Progenika Biopharma plans to open a UKsubsidiary, the company said today.


The unit, called Progenika Biopharma Ltd, is expected to open in the first quarter 2006, the firm said. The unit will use its parent's Sendagene platform to initially process genetic diagnostics.


Progenika is based in Bilbaoin northern Spain.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.