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Proteome Systems and Itochu Launch Japanese Proteomics Service

NEW YORK, June 4-Australia's Proteome Systems and the Japanese trading company Itochu said today that they will launch Proteome Systems Japan, a joint venture to provide research and discovery services.


Proteome Systems Japan will provide bioinformatics and proteomics services to researchers in the biotechnology, cosmetics, agricultural, and pharmaceutical industries.


Proteome Systems also has a proteomics tool development partnership with Japan's Shimazdu Corporation.


The venture will be launched in July 2002, and will be based in Tokyo. It will focus exclusively on the Japanese market.


Proteome Systems is a technology and discovery company based in Sydney, Australia.


Itochu is a diversified Japanese trading company with interests in everything from information technology and multimedia to forest products, food, and aerospace. It is based in Tokyo.