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ABI Grants Eppendorf Thermal Cycler Patent License

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (GenomeWeb News) - Applied Biosystems has granted Eppendorf a worldwide license to a PCR thermal cycler patent, the companies said today in a statement.


The agreement grants Eppendorf the right to manufacture and sell real-time thermal cyclers related to US Patent No. 6,814,934 and foreign equivalents "in the research and applied fields," the statement said. Equivalents to this patent in Europe and Japan have been held invalid by respective patent offices, decisions which ABI's owner, Applera, has appealed.

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