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SciGene Hires Canadian Distributor

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Microarray instrument maker SciGene said on Tuesday that it has tapped research products distributor Inter Medico to distribute its products in Canada.

Ontario-based Inter Medico will distribute SciGene's automated microarray workflow systems throughout Canada for labs that are transitioning to aCGH-based methods, SciGene said. Inter Medico also will support SciGene's customers through its sales and service organizations.

SciGene's instruments are designed to enhance the quality of FISH and microarray-based diagnostic tests, the company said.

The Scan

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In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.