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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Biotechnology
    • Drug Discovery Tools
      • Genomics-Proteomics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Non-Specific
  • Alias(es)
  • Ventana Genetics
  • Arcaris Inc.
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Deltagen Inc.
  • Senior Management
  • Alexander Kamb, PhD, Pres. & CEO
  • Contact Info
  • Deltagen Proteomics Inc.
    Phone: (801) 303-0300
    615 Arapeen Drive
    Suite 300
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108