CHICAGO (GenomeWeb) – The CEO of a Taiwanese genomic informatics startup is in California this month in pursuit of funding and customers as the company prepares to enter the US market.

"For our product, for our software, you can only take full advantage of the capabilities if you have a large amount of sequence data to process," Atgenomix CEO and Cofounder Allen Chang said. The US is where many of the largest stores of data are — not to mention loads of venture capital.

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