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Promega to Open Office in Sweden Next Month

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Promega said last week that it will open an office in Stockholm in Janulary to offer its products and services directly to the Swedish research community.
 
The company, based in Madison, Wis., previously offered its products in Sweden through a distribution deal with SDS BioSciences.  
 
The company has hired Patrick Van de Velde as general manager of the office.
 
In a statement, William Linton, CEO of Promega said that Sweden has the fourth-largest biotech industry in Europe with 48,000 full-time employees in R&D and the highest R&D expenditure per capita.

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