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Sionex Joins Boston Integrative Medicine Group

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (GenomeWeb News) - Sionex, a developer of chemical and biological sensor chips and systems, has joined the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology.


The center brings together scientists, engineers, and clinicians in the Boston area to develop new technologies with an emphasis on minimially invasive diagnostics and therapy. CIMIT has a center at HarvardMedicalSchool composed of experts from Massachusetts GeneralHospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among others.


Waltham, Mass.-based Sionex has developed microDMX sensors and is applying the technology to detection of explosive, narcotic, and chemical compounds, and is aiming to utilize the technology in biopharmaceuticals and diagnostics.

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