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Bayer Healthcare Acquires OriGene's cDNA Clone Collection

OriGene said this week that Bayer Healthcare has acquired its collection of full-length cDNA clones for functional analyses.

"Having access to a comprehensive array of cDNA clones is of utmost importance in today's gene- or protein-based research labs," Ulf Bruggemeier, director of target research at Bayer Healthcare, said in a statement. "We believe that the OriGene cDNA collections are uniquely able to provide us with the necessary content to support the drug-related research and diagnostic projects across Bayer Healthcare."

Financial details were not disclosed.


NIH Awards ISB $16.3M to Create New Center in Seattle

The Institute for Systems Biology has received a five-year, $16.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund the operation of a Center for Systems Biology in Seattle, ISB said this week.

The new center will be located at ISB's research and office building, and will "foster collaborative research among the diverse set of researchers at ISB," the ISB said in a statement.

The center will be the sixth of its kind in the US. Other systems biology centers have been established at Harvard University, Princeton University, University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Case Western Reserve University.

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