NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Active Motif announced Thursday that it has acquired privately held genomics tools maker SwitchGear Genomics for an undisclosed price.

SwitchGear was founded by a group of Stanford University scientists in 2006 and is based in Menlo Park, Calif. It developed the LightSwitch Reporter Assay System, which includes over 30,000 endogenous 3' UTR and promoter luciferase reporters, validated biomarkers, miRNA target validation sets, synthetic response elements, and optimized luciferase assay reagents to study gene regulation in living cells.

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