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VizX Sells GeneSifter to UCLA, Temple University, Joslin Diabetes Center, and Others in Q4

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (GenomeWeb News) - Seattle-based VizX Labs said today that the University of California Los Angeles, Temple University, the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Cardiff University, Wake Forest University, and Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montreal were among customers who purchased the company's flagship software product, GeneSifter, during the fourth quarter of 2004.


Financial details of the sales were not disclosed.


Sales of GeneSifter have broken records for the third quarter in row, the company said. The web-based bioinformatics tool used for analyzing microarray data was introduced in October 2002.

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