Silicon Biosystems believes that its recent acquisition by the Menarini Group, an Italian pharmaceutical company, will provide it with the support to move its cell array platform into the clinical market.

The Bologna, Italy-based firm also sees the Menarini deal as a means to grow, and as such plans to add sales and support personnel, as well as expand its R&D team, Bob Proulx, president of Silicon Bio's San Diego-based US subsidiary, told BioArray News.

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