Bio-Rad maintains it would like to settle its ongoing litigation with Applied Biosystems, even though a US district court last week denied the company's request to recognize an earlier settlement and upheld an injunction barring Bio-Rad unit MJ Research from making, using, offering, or selling thermal cyclers in the US that infringe certain patents held by ABI parent Applera.

"We are still interested in settling this matter, as we always have been," Bio-Rad Treasurer Ron Hutton told BioCommerce Week.

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