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Packard BioChip Sells Microarray Scanners to BioLinks of China

NEW YORK, Dec 18 – Packard BioChip Technologies said Monday it sold a number of ScanArray microarray analysis systems to BioLinks Informatics, a Shanghai, China-based bioinformatics company that will redistribute the systems to other Asian companies.

BioLinks plans to market the ScanArrays along with its own bioinformatics software and biochips as a genomics solution for Asian companies. Packard BioChip, a wholly owned subsidiary of Packard BioScience, will begin shipping its systems to BioLinks this week and will continue shipments through April.

" It's a win-win situation to couple our systems with the bioinformatics software and content chips of a pioneer in diagnostics in the Chinese market,” Yuk Lam Lo, president of Packard's Pacific office in Hong Kong, said in a statement.

“It will strengthen our market presence, and it will give customers an opportunity to purchase the best technologies on the market today from one source," he added. 

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

BioLinks offers its products through an e-commerce web site. Biolinks' sister company, BioWindow Gene Development, has a full-length gene database and performs large-scale gene sequencing, gene function research, and cloning.



This is the first major sale Packard has announced since it opened its Asian subsidiary in Hong Kong last month.

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