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Orion Genomics Will Use Agilent Gene Expression System

NEW YORK, July 1-Agilent said today that it will provide Orion Genomics with gene expression technology for use in studying plant improvement.


The deal includes Arabidopsis microarrays, a microarray scanner and a microfluidic bioanalyzer. Financial specifics were not revealed.


Orion plans to use these tools to mine its proprietary gene sets for commercially important genes.


Orion, based in St. Louis, Mo., was co-founded by Washington University School of Medicine geneticists Richard Wilson and John McPherson, among others.

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