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Bio-Rad, Institut Pasteur Extend Alliance Through End of Decade

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (GenomeWeb News) - Bio-Rad Laboratories and the Institut Pasteur have extended their cooperation an additional four years, Bio-Rad said today.

 

The agreement, signed in Paris last month, gives Bio-Rad exclusive commercialization rights to Pasteur's research developments in the areas of virology, microbiology, physiology, biochemistry, parasitology and mycology, Bio-Rad said.

 

Norman Schwartz, president of the Hercules, Calif.-based company, said that Institut Pasteur "provides important innovations affecting blood virus testing," and that the institute's research is "closely aligned" with Bio-Rad's goal to supply the healthcare community with diagnostic tools.  

 

Bio-Rad and Pasteur have been collaborating since 1990, the company said.

 

Financial details of the agreement were not dislosed.

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