NEW YORK, March 21 – Shimadzu of Kyoto, Japan has launched a new global business unit that will focus on selling DNA sequencing and mass spectrometry products, the company said Wednesday.

The unit’s product portfolio will build on the AXIMA MALDI-TOF and MALDI-IT TOF quadruple ion trap mass spectrometry technology developed by the company’s subsidiary Kratos Analytical. Kratos is developing DNA and SNP analysis applications for these products as well as combinatorial chemistry applications.

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