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UK s LGC Gets 2 Million to Develop New Biotech Tools

NEW YORK, July 31-The UK analytical lab service company LGC won more than £2 million in government contracts to develop microarray technology, mass spectrometry methods and other genomic and proteomic research tools, the company said today.

 

To improve microarray technology, LGC will work with various academic and industrial partners to evaluate the performance and comparability of various microarray systems.

 

With a £550,000 proteomics grant, LGC researchers will study isotope labeling in mass spectrometry.

 

Other grants will fund an effort to improve cell-based assays for hepatotoxicity and drug metabolism and a project to validate ultrasound spectroscopy for protein measurement.

 

The UK Department of Trade and Industry granted these contracts under its Measurements for Biology program, which is designed to improve measurement techniques and standardization in biotechnology.

 

LGC, based in Teddington, Middlesex, offers analytical and diagnostic lab services for clinical applications and laboratory research.

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