This decision is made pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89-651, 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Suite 4100W, U.S. Department of Commerce, Franklin Court Building, 1099 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC.
Docket Number: 03-017.
Applicant: University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0658.
Instrument: Laser Capture Microdissection System.
Manufacturer: Molecular Machines & Industries AG, Switzerland.
Intended Use: See notice at 68 FR 23978, May 6, 2003.
Comments: None received.
Decision: Approved. No instrument of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument, for such purposes as it is intended to be used, is being manufactured in the United States.
Reasons: The foreign instrument provides: (1) Minimal damage to cellular structures during laser microdissection of small tissue samples and (2) superior optics due to the optical geometry of the operating arrangement. The National Institutes of Health advises in its memorandum of April 28, 2003 that (1) these capabilities are pertinent to the applicant's intended purpose and (2) it knows of no domestic instrument or apparatus of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument for the applicant's intended use.
We know of no other instrument or apparatus of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument which is being manufactured in the United States.Start Signature
Gerald A. Zerdy,
Program Manager, Statutory Import Programs Staff.
[FR Doc. 03-14779 Filed 6-10-03; 8:45 am]
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