SC Biosciences to Exclusively Distribute Cyntellect's LEAP System in Japan; Equity Investment Sweetens Deal

SC Biosciences, a subsidiary of Japanese trading company Sumitomo, will exclusively distribute Cyntellect's LEAP automated cell imaging and processing system and related collaborative services in Japan, the companies said last week.

SCB has also made an equity investment in Cyntellect and has ordered several LEAP units. The companies plan to ship the first instruments to Japan beginning in early 2006.

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