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Pfizer Donates Scientific Equipment to Western Michigan University

NEW YORK, April 5 (GenomeWeb News) - Pfizer has donated more than $2.9 million in scientific equipment to WesternMichiganUniversity, the university announced last week.

 

The equipment, which is being used in WMU's Haenicke Hall and the labs of certain Kalamazoo-area life sciences start ups, can be used for such research tasks as DNA sequencing, peptide synthesis, protein sequencing and nuclear magnetic resonance-NMR-spectroscopy, said WMU.

 

"This generous gift from Pfizer will enhance university research and boost the capabilities of both our Biosciences Research and CommercializationCenter and promising startup companies in Kalamazoo," WMU President Judith Bailey said in a statement. "Both the university and the community's economic development initiatives will reap the benefits as these sophisticated tools are used to build Kalamazoo's reputation as a life sciences commercialization center."

 

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