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Nihon Gene Research Lab to Use CombiMatrix Biochip Synthesizer for Services Business

NEW YORK, April 7 - CombiMatrix, a subsidiary of Acacia Research, said today that it has sold a DNA Microarray Synthesizer to Nihon Gene Research Laboratory (NGRL) in Sendai, Japan.


NGRL plans to use the synthesizer as part of a custom microarray production and analysis service for the Japanese research and drug discovery market.


NGRL purchased a CombiMatrix custom slide biochip synthesizer and also entered a multi-year agreement to purchase additional biochips for its contract research services business.


CombiMatrix and NGRL have also entered a co-development and research agreement to "investigate various aspects of genetic analysis." Further details were not provided.

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