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Revived Febit Biotech to Employ 50 by Year-End

NEW YORK, March 20 (GenomeWeb News) - Febit Biotech, the microarray manufacturer that got a second life last year, said today that it has gradually added employees and expects a headcount of 50 by the end of 2006.


The company said that sales of its Geniom DNA analysis instrument "were on budget already in the year of Febit's re-establishment."


As GenomeWeb News reported last May, Febit Biotech was created 19 months after Febit went out of business.


The company moved to a new facility in Heidelberg, Germany, and received an undisclosed investment from its original investors, Dietmar and Oliver Hopp.

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