By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Food and Drug Administration has purchased eight AB Sciex QTrap 5500 Systems for use at its headquarters and seven field labs for analysis of the US food supply, AB Sciex said this week.


BioServe said this week that the Maine Medical Center's Tissue Bank has joined the BioServe Network, a collection of research and medical institutes that provide biomaterials for a biorepository run by the firm.

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