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Updated: Dec 15 2011

OriGene Technologies

  • OriGene Technologies
  • 9620 Medical Center Dr., Suite 200
  • Rockville, MD, 20850
  • UNITED STATES

OriGene Technologies was founded as a research tool company focused on the creation of the largest commercial collection of full-length human cDNAs in a standard expression vector. The availability of the complete human genome sequence and the subsequent development of genome-based tools have enabled the identification of relevant drug targets through system biology approaches.

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