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Pfizer Donates Proteomics Equipment to New Pediatric Research Center in Stanford

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (GenomeWeb News) - Pfizer has donated the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford more than $500,000 worth of certain proteomic equipment, the center said today.

The donation to the new Children's Biotechnology Core at Stanford includes two mass spectrometers, and follows on the heels of a $700,000 investment made by PackardHospitalin September 2003, to help launch center.

"The center enables scientists and clinicians to use the tools of biotechnology--genetics, genomics, and proteomics--to establish ways to diagnose childhood diseases earlier, predict which children will respond to treatment and determine which children will have serious side effects from therapies," Lucile Packard Children's Hospital said in a statement.

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