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BioPike to Distribute AnaSpec Products in China

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioPike has inked a non-exclusive agreement to distribute AnaSpec's catalog and custom products in China, the companies announced yesterday.

The move will increase the availability of AnaSpec's integrated proteomics tools in China, as BioPike distributes scientific products across China and serves more than 3,000 customers and 300 national key laboratories.

AnaSpec specializes in peptides, detection reagents, and combinatorial chemistry products.

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