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Startup Bioinformatics Firm VizX Taps Japanese Distributor

BOSTON, Oct. 7 - Startup bioinformatics firm VizX Labs said last week it has found a company to distribute its new GeneSifter.Net microarray-analysis software in Japan.


The agreement allows Tokyo-based trading company Marubun exclusively to distribute the technology to molecular biology labs in

the country for three years.


Acccording to VizX, its GeneSifter.Net software, released last week, was designed to let scientists load data from microarray-image files, scanners, or sensors into a database that is accessible over the Internet.


VizX, based in Seattle, designs and sells its bioinformatics software specifically to academic and small private labs.


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