Clinical Data's sale of its genomic services unit to Beckman Coulter will not affect its pharmacogenomics efforts, but will enable it to better focus on its drug development and biomarker discovery programs, the company said this week.

Beckman Coulter's acquisition of Clinical Data's Cogenics business for around $17 million, announced last week, "will have no impact on our focus as a pharmacogenomics company," Clinical Data CEO Drew Fromkin told Pharmacogenomics Reporter via e-mail this week.

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