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China's Gene Company to Market, Distribute eGene's Genetic Analyzer

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Hong-Kong-based Gene Company will market and distribute eGene’s HAD-GT12 system in China for three years, eGene said last week.
 
EGene said the genetic analysis tool uses capillary electrophoresis, microfluidics, liquid handling, and automation to “detect, quantify, identify and characterize DNA and RNA.”
 
Gene Company sells through a Foreign Invested Commercial Enterprise company to research institutes, hospitals and industrial plants, and to genomics and proteomics research centers.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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