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SC Biosciences to Exclusively Distribute Cyntellect s LEAP System in Japan; Equity Investment Sweetens Deal

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (GenomeWeb News) - SC Biosciences, a subsidiary of Japanese trading company Sumitomo, will exclusively distribute Cyntellect's LEAP automated cell imaging and processing system and related collaborative services in Japan, the companies said today.


SCB has also made an equity investment in Cyntellect and has ordered several LEAP units. The companies plan to ship the first instruments to Japanbeginning in early 2006.


LEAP, which stands for laser-enabled analysis and processing, combines high-speed optical imaging of cells with real-time image analysis and high-speed laser manipulation of individual live cells in microplates.


Cyntellect, based in San Diego, said it will evaluate other potential commercial partners for LEAP for further geographic areas.

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