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Axon Signs Resale, Licensing Agreements with Affymetrix

NEW YORK, April 13 (GenomeWeb News) - Axon Instruments will supply Affymetrix with scanners for resale and has licensed scanning technology for spotted arrays from Affymetrix, the company said today.


Under the multi-year private-label resale agreement, Axon will provide customized versions of its ImageXpress 5000A automated cellular imaging and analysis scanner to Affymetrix, which include hardware and software jointly developed by the two companies. Affymetrix will purchase a certain minimum number of the scanners and software from Axon and sell them as part of its new high-throughput GeneChip HTA system.


Further, Union City, Calif.-based Axon has licensed technology from Affymetrix covering the manufacture and sale of scanners and software for spotted microarrays, but not for Affymetrix's photolithographic microarray format.

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