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Cepheid, DxS Expand Scorpions License to Include Diagnostics

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (GenomeWeb News) - Cepheid has licensed DxS' real-time PCR technology for use in the human in vitro diagnostics market, the company said today.

 

Cepheid originally licensed the probe technology, called Scorpions, in July for all markets except clinical diagnostics, wine production, and the detection of chemicals used in agriculture.

 

Cepheid said the product could be applicable to its SmartCycler and GeneXpert systems.

 

Financial details were not disclosed.

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