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Geneservice Buys Oxford Sequencing Shop to Offer Contract Services, Plans Expansion

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Geneservice has acquired a sequencing facility located at the University of Oxford and will use it to perform contract research, the company said today.
 
Cambridge, UK-based Geneservice said it will use the facility, which is part of Oxford’s Biochemistry Department, to offer DNA sample processing, genotyping, mRNA expression analysis, and microbial clone management.
 
Geneservice said the Biochemistry Department’s staff will remain at the lab but will become company employees.
 
Geneservice CEO Tom Weaver said in a statement that the company plans to expand the department and is planning to expand the lab “into new premises.” He did not elaborate.
 
Weaver said the company expects this agreement to be “the first of several similar alliances around the UK.”
 
Financial terms of the deal were not released.

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