This article has been updated from a previous version, which incorrectly stated that SciClone Pharmaceuticals is a customer of the Hamamatsu FDSS 6000.

PHILADELPHIA — Japanese photonics component and instrumentation maker Hamamatsu is "making progress" in its attempt to gain US and European market penetration for its Functional Drug Screening System 6000, a high-throughput plate reader for multiple cell-based assay applications, a company official told CBA News at the World Pharmaceutical Congress held here last week.

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