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RoboDesign Sells Protein Crystal Imaging System to University of Nottingham

NEW YORK, July 9 (GenomeWeb News) - RoboDesign International has sold a protein crystal imaging and analysis system to the University of Nottingham in the UK, the company said yesterday.


RoboDesign, based in Carlsbad, Calif., sold its Minstrel I system through its worldwide marketing partner, Rigaku/MSC.


The University of Nottingham plans to install the platform, which is designed for protein crystal imaging in any plate type, in September.

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