Applied Biosystems (ABI) and Christian-Albrechts University Win Bio-IT World 2008 Best Practices Award for Basic Research  
5/13/2008 10:54:37 AM

FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The editors of Bio-IT World honored Applied Biosystems (NYSE:ABI), an Applera Corporation business, and Christian-Albrechts University with a Bio-IT World 2008 Best Practices Award for “Basic Research, R&D.” This award recognizes the achievement of researchers from the University Hospital of the Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany, and Applied Biosystems, who developed methods and a best practice that led to the identification of a novel genetic variant in a gene not previously associated with Crohn’s disease, a complex disorder characterized by chronic inflammation of the digestive tract.