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Strategic Diagnostics Expands Maine Facility, Boosts Antibody Production by Half

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Strategic Diagnostics has expanded its antibody-production facility in Windham, Maine, the company said Tuesday.
The Newark, Del.-based company said the newly added 15,000-square-foot space, which will begin operating in mid-November, will allow it to boost polyclonal antibody production by 44 percent.
Strategic Diagnostics said the extra capacity will enable it to meet “surging” demand for its Genomic Antibody Technology platform and to support the recent launch of its web-based catalog of oncology-focused antibody reagents.

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