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Protagen, Charles River Ink Protein Analysis Services Alliance

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Protagen announced today a protein analysis services alliance with Charles River Biopharmaceutical Services, the biologics testing and manufacturing business of Charles River Laboratories.

Under the agreement, Charles River will offer clients protein analytical services using Protagen's technology. Further terms of the alliance were not disclosed.

Protagen makes the UNIarray platform for developing serum-based diagnostics and the UNIchip portfolio of protein microarrays.

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