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RainDance Relocates to Massachusetts

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – RainDance Technologies said today that it has relocated its operations from Guilford, Conn., to Lexington, Mass.
 
The firm, which makes microdroplet systems for life science applications, also announced that its new manufacturing and commercial operations facility will open May 27. RainDance currently has around 35 employees and expects to hire another 30 during the coming months.
 
“With the launch of our first life sciences applications scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year, it’s important for RainDance to be located in the nation’s preeminent biotechnology center,” RainDance President and CEO Chris McNary said in a statement.

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