Vitra Bioscience, which commercially launched its flagship CellCard multiplexed cell-based assay system at the beginning of this year, has closed its doors and is currently seeking potential suitors to acquire all of the company's assets, according to two former Vitra officials.

Ilya Ravkin, the company's co-founder and chief technology officer, told CBA News at IBC's High-Content Analysis conference held earlier this month in Washington, DC, that Vitra has "shut down" operations.

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