SEATTLE--Representatives of Scottish biomedical research institutes toured the Pacific Northwest last week appealing to US and Canadian firms to develop bioinformatics and other biotech research partnerships with universities and institutes in Scotland. Cheryl Teague, commercial liaison manager for the Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences at Glasgow University, said the response from firms was positive, if surprised at Scotland's assertiveness. "Our answer is that we have a lot to offer," Teague said.

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