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In Brief This Week: Advanced Analytical Technologies and Eastern Biotech

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Nucleic acids analysis systems developer Advanced Analytical Technologies said this week that it plans to expand its sales, distribution, and services to France, the French-speaking part of Belgium, and Luxembourg by opening an office in France. This will be the company's second office in Europe — it opened a branch in Germany in 2010. The new office will be located south of Paris in the Genopole Biocluster life sciences research facilities hub, the company added.

Spanish telomere testing firm Life Length announced this week that it has appointed Eastern Biotech to launch its diagnostic product in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council — Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The diagnostic, Telomere Analysis Technology, is an assay that assesses the level of organismal aging of an individual by measuring individual telomeres at the chromosomal level in white blood cells.

In Brief This Week is a selection of news items that may be of interest to our readers but had not previously appeared on the GenomeWeb site.