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Bio-Rad, MJ Research to Stop Selling Real-Time PCR Machines in Germany; ABI Obtains Injunctions

NEW YORK, June 23 (GenomeWeb News) - Applied Biosystems has obtained injunctions against Bio-Rad Laboratories, MJ Research, and MJ Research distributor Biozym in Germany, prohibiting these companies from manufacturing and selling thermal cyclers for real-time PCR, ABI said today.

 

The injunctions were issued by the German District Court in D sseldorf. The court found that the defendants infringe a German patent corresponding to European Patent No. 872562, issued to ABI's parent company Applera in Septembrer 2002.

 

In April 2003, ABI obtained a similar injunction against Bio-Rad in Japan based on a Japanese patent.

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