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Syngene Hires Imgen, Bartlett-Williams to Sell and Support Tools in N. America

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Image-analysis company Syngene last week said that Bartlett-Williams Scientific Resources and Imgen Technologies will sell and support its gel-documentation and image-analyzer products in North America.
Syngene President Paul Ellwood said the distributors offer “combined technical acumen and [a] professional approach to image analysis” that will help sell the company’s service to “existing and potential US clients.”
Financial terms of the agreements were not released.

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