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Dismayed Bio-Rad Claims PCR Suit With ABI Settled

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (GenomeWeb News) - Bio-Rad Laboratories said on Friday that it has settled its suit with Applied Biosystems regarding PCR thermal cycler technology, and that it is "dismayed" by ABI's statement one day earlier claiming that a US court has barred Bio-Rad and MJ Research from making or selling PCR thermal cyclers that infringe patents held by Applera.

 

Bio-Rad said it believes it had reached a settlement with ABI "and this fact has been communicated to the Court by both parties," according to a statement. The settlement, in conjunction with an existing license held by Bio-Rad, allows MJ Research to continue selling its products, according to Bio-Rad.

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