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Amersham Nabs Worldwide Rights to SurModics 3-D Array Slides

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 - Amersham Biosciences' purchase of Motorola's CodeLink business over the summer has also won Amersham exclusive worldwide rights to certain 3-D microarray slides made by SurModics, Amersham said today.


Amersham said it intends to market the slides, which have been renamed CodeLink Activated Slides.


The slides have a 3-dimensional surface that the company says can enhance the binding of nucleic acid and protein probes during the microarray-creation process.


No further information was given.

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