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Cosmo Bio Distributing SwitchGear System in Japan

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – SwitchGear Genomics today announced that Cosmo Bio will distribute its products in Japan.

Under the deal, Cosmo Bio will distribute the LightSwitch Luciferase Assay System with marketing and technical support from SwitchGear. The system comprises a complete reporter assay solution that includes a genome-wide collection of human promoter and 3' UTR luciferase reporters and optimized luciferase assay reagents for measuring transcriptional activation and translational efficiency in living cells.

In February, Menlo Park, Calif.-based SwitchGear announced a deal with BioCat for distribution of the system in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Based in Tokyo, Cosmo supplies research instruments and reagents to the life science community in Japan.