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NextGen, Paragon to Co-market Genomic, Proteomic Services

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - NextGen Sciences and the Baltimore, Md.-based Paragon Bioservices will co-market each others’ genomics and proteomics services, NextGen said today.
The alliance allows the companies to expand fee-for-service offerings including biomarker discovery and monitoring, functional assay development, protein production and proteomics, NextGen said.
This agreement will allow NextGen and Paragon to offer “a one stop shop” for clients’ “entire gene to protein needs,” the Cambridgeshire, UK-based company added.

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