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Welsh University Buys $540K Worth of Caliper Equipment for Aging Research

GLASGOW, Scotland, July 19 (GenomeWeb News) - The University of Aberystwyth in Wales has recently bought £450,000 ($539,000) worth of equipment from Caliper Life Sciences to spruce up its Institute for Biological Sciences, a Caliper official said today.


Simon Minchin, who heads the UKand Irelandsales team for the Hopkinton, Mass.-based life sciences company, said the school will use Caliper's SciClone i1000 high volume liquid-handling station to study yeast-based biogerontology.


Minchin spoke with GenomeWeb News at the BioScience 2005 conference, held here this week.


The SciClone i1000 distributes samples to 96- and 384-well microplates. Aberystwyth's IBS has competencies in proteomics, metabolomics, bioinformatics, and microbiology, according to its website.

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