NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - South Africa’s first integrated proteomics and genomic center officially opened last week, providing what officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation’s biotechnology industry.
 
Launched in 2006, the Center for Proteomic and Genomic Research has been busy handling several projects in the 18 months since becoming operational. In the meantime, it also has been refining its business model to bring in more revenues, and is looking at a possible conversion to for-profit status.
 

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