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NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA ACCEPTS AUTOMATED LAB.

CRS Robotics Corporation (TSE: ROB) has received on-site acceptance of a new automated laboratory system recently sold to Canada's National Research Council.

The CRS system for NRC's Plant Biotechnology Institute will be a showpiece of Canadian agricultural genomics. The hybrid system, combining both DNA purification and DNA amplification will be used in determining the DNA sequence of a large number of expressed genes from canola and wheat - both multi-billion dollar crops of central importance to agriculture in Canada.

Dr. William Crosby of NRC noted, "This project is very important to Canadian agriculture. It will give scientists an accurate genetic 'snapshot' of which genes are being expressed at specific stages of development in canola and wheat. The data produced will provide valuable new knowledge into the genetic basis for patterning and developing better strains".

Crosby concluded, "We are enthusiastic about the application of CRS technology in the area of plant genomics, and look forward to further strengthening the capabilities and output of NRC's Agricultural Genomics Program through the use of this, as well as future, automation".

CRS has been acknowledged as one of the few companies on the forefront of laboratory automation technology. Core competencies of the company include standard lab automation solutions using advanced software for biotechnology and pharmaceutical research applications marketed worldwide. In addition, CRS manufactures and supplies robots for advanced manufacturing niche markets. CRS is headquartered in Burlington, Ontario and has subsidiaries in the United States and Europe.

For more information, visit www.crsrobotics.com or call 905/332-2000.
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