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Enzo to Supply GSK with Microarray Reagents

NEW YORK, July 20 (GenomeWeb News) - Enzo Life Sciences, a subsidiary of Enzo Biochem, has signed a supply agreement with GlaxoSmithKline for its RNA/DNA labeling, detection, and amplification technologies and products, Enzo said today.

 

Enzo said that GSK plans to use the reagents for microarray-based gene expression experiments, but a spokesman for the company declined to disclose the specific technologies or patents that were included in the non-exclusive licensing agreement.

 

Financial terms of the agreement were not provided.

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