NEW YORK, Jan. 21 - Agencourt Bioscience is set to announce on Tuesday that it will provide genomic services to the Mammalian Gene Collection project of the National Institutes of Health.

Terms of the agreement, funded through a federal contract, call for Agencourt to use its Solid Phase Reversible Immobilization technology to sequence tag mammalian cDNAs and help MGC identify and sequence full-length cDNAs, according to Agencourt.

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