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Amersham Pharmacia, Axon In Alliance to Expand Microarray System Offering

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UNNYVALE, Calif.--Amersham Pharmacia Biotech here announced a marketing agreement with Axon Instruments of Foster City, Calif., in which Amersham will include Axon’s GenePix 4000A microarray scanner as part of its commercial, integrated gene expression microarray system. Alan Finkel, Axon’s CEO, said, "Through this worldwide agreement, we can increase the market presence for the GenePix scanner and contribute to making microarray technology more widely available and affordable." Axon, which has historically provided hardware and software products to the cellular neurosciences community, has recently leveraged its core technologies to expand into the drug discovery research sector.

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