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Agilent, IDT Ally to Offer Oligo Synthesis Services to Pharmas

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Agilent Technologies and Integrated DNA Technologies will jointly offer oligo synthesis and other products and services to create a "complete development pathway" for drug developers, the companies said yesterday.
The companies said they will provide reciprocal referrals for synthetic oligonucleotides and will offer chemical and analytical services designed to help customers reduce time and costs associated with moving from research to clinical development.
Under the agreement, IDT will produce small-scale and mid-scale products for use in research and drug screening, while Agilent's Nucleic Acid Solutions division will contribute large-scale quantities of oligos to be used as active pharmaceutical ingredients in clinical trials and drug manufacturing.
IDT's COO, Trey Martin, said the agreement allows the companies to offer "a bench-to-bedside oligonucleotide manufacturing package," that includes "harmonized manufacturing methods from basic research scales through API manufacturing."

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