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Orchid Cellmark Awarded Contract by UK Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Orchid Cellmark today said that it has been awarded a four-year contract by the UK Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission to exclusively provide DNA paternity testing.

The company based in Princeton, N.J. has been providing such services to CMEC since 2005 when it was called the Child Support Agency. Orchid Cellmark said that it believes revenue over the life of the award could total £3.6 million ($5.6 million). The contract can be extended for three additional years, the company said.

The testing services are sold under the Cellmark brand in the UK.

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