By Justin Petrone

Avantra Biosciences this week changed its name to Courtagen Life Sciences in order to better reflect the firm's desire to move beyond the proteomics market and into other application areas, according to company officials.

"The name change reflects the company's new strategic focus on developing advanced technologies in both genomic and proteomic areas, and our commitment to bring additional needed technologies to the market," said CEO Brian McKernan in a statement.

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