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MediChem Subsidiary Wins Contract to Run Argonne s COM-CAT

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 - MediChem Life Sciences and research partner Argonne National Laboratory said on Tuesday that MediChem’s new subsidiary, Advanced X-Ray Analytical Services, has been awarded the contract to operate the Commercial Collaborative Access Team beamline at Argonne's Advanced Photon Source. 

Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

“MediChem has taken the lead to establish a commercial X-ray analytical service that will use the high-brilliance X-ray beam from the APS,” the groups said in a statement. “For the first time, companies are provided with just-in-time, fee-for-service access to obtain state-of-the- art X-ray analysis using techniques such as protein crystallography, powder diffraction, and X-ray spectroscopy.” 

The Commercial Collaborative Access Team, or COM-CAT, at Argonne's Illinois-based Advanced Photon Source will support a broad spectrum of small- and medium-sized businesses lacking the resources to improve their products, according to Gopal Shenoy, senior scientific director at the APS. 

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