TATAA Biocenter Receives French Ministry Approval
News Aug 12, 2014
TATAA Biocenter, Europe´s leading provider of genomic services, has been approved by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research (www.recherche.gouv.fr) as an organization carrying out R&D activities for the account of private companies. “This entitles our French customers tax reduction” says Dr. Mikael Kubista, founder and CEO of TATAA Biocenter, “and makes us even more competitive on the French market, where we already have the pleasure of serving some of Europe´s most innovative Life Science companies”
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