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Tepnel Plans New Facility in Scotland to Flesh Out PGx Play

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 (GenomeWeb News) - Tepnel Life Sciences today announced it has bought 1.7 acres in Livingston, Scotland to construct a dedicated pharmaceutical, protein, and genomic facility.


The facility will allow the company to expand its pharmacogenomics capabilities to include high-throughput genotyping and other genomic techniques, said Tepnel in a statement.


Tepnel is a UK-based molecular diagnostics company with laboratories in the US, UK, and France.

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