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Covalys, Fisher Unit to Co-develop, Co-market SNAP-tag Protein Products

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (GenomeWeb News) - Covalys Biosciences and Fisher Biosciences unit Pierce Biotechnology will jointly develop and promote products related to Covalys' SNAP-tag technology, Pierce said today.


Under the agreement, Pierce and Covalys will promote products for protein-chemistry applications. Pierce will develop products based on Covalys' biotin SNAP-tag ligands in combination with its streptavidin and NeutrAvidin-coated microplates.


The Basel, Switzerland-based company's SNAP-tag is a self-labeling protein tag that links chemical probes to any protein of interest without prior purification and with high stability.


Financial details were not disclosed.

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