Terms of the agreement call for the companies to continue to be exclusive collaborators in the development and commercialization of CE-based instruments for research, applied market, and diagnostic applications. The current product line includes ABI's 3130 and 3730 DNA analyzers.
Katsuji Yamashita, senior vice president of Hitachi High-Technologies, said his company "will also continue to develop new technologies to serve future demands of the genetic analysis market."
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
It was not immediately clear how the collaboration was amended. Calls to ABI and Hitachi High-Technologies'