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Gentris, Falco Partner to Create Japan's first GLP-Compliant PGx Lab

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Gentris has entered into an exclusive 10-year agreement with Kyoto-based Falco Biosystems to develop Japan’s first Good Laboratory Practice-compliant pharmacogenomics laboratory, Gentris announced today.
 
The partnership will be called “Gentris Japan.” Japan is the world’s second-largest pharmaceutical market after the US, Gentris said, adding drug companies in the country are increasingly looking to add pharmacogenomics into their drug-development programs.  
 
Gentris is based in Research Triangle Park, NC and provides applied clinical pharmacogenomic services and diagnostic products, the company said.
 
Financial details were not announced.

The Scan

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