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Epoch Biosciences Taps Two Firms to Distribute Its Tech Worldwide

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 - Epoch Biosciences on Wednesday said that it has chosen Glen Research Corporation to distribute a number of its technologies "worldwide."

Glen Research, a Sterling, Va.-based provider of chemicals for DNA synthesis, will distribute Epoch's Redmond Red and Yakima Yellow fluorphores, its Eclipse non-fluorescent quencher, and its PPG modified base.

Terms of the agreement call for Glen Research to repackage Epoch's products "into package sizes suitable for purchase by oligonucleotide synthesis facilities and extends the penetration of these products," Epoch said in a statement.


It was not immediately clear in which countries these products will distributed, and financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Epoch also said that Belgian life-science company Eurogentec will use the Yakima Yellow dye and Eclipse quencher technologies to produce custom oligos that it will sell in Europe and Japan.

"These agreements are part of a series of steps we intend to take to broaden the distribution of our products," William G. Gerber, CEO of Epoch, said in the statement. "These international relationships are important and logical elements of our strategy to commercialize our proprietary technologies globally."

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