March 26, 2007

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The 4thAnnual Planet xMAP 2007 Conference welcomed Larry Sklar, Ph.D., professor of Pathology for UNM’s School of Medicine, as its keynote speaker this month in Dana Point, CA.

Sklar, who also is director of the New Mexico Molecular Libraries Screening Center and directs basic research for the UNM Cancer Center, spoke about high throughput flow cytometry of multiplexed targets for drug discovery.

“The NIH Roadmap Molecular Libraries Initiative has given us the opportunity, through the New Mexico Molecular Libraries Screening Center, to implement this technology for the international research community,” Sklar notes. “And our powerful partnerships with the WM Keck Foundation and Los Alamos Labs have provided the necessary resources to evaluate small molecules as imaging agents.”

Planet xMAP is an annual symposium of leading scientists focused on genetic testing and molecular diagnostics. The three-day symposium included lectures, workshops and presentations on recent technological advances in bioassay multiplexing research systems.