NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – ImaGenes of Berlin, Germany, said today that it has signed two distribution agreements with DNAForm, the commercial arm of the Japanese Institute for Physical and Chemical Research, or Riken.
Under one agreement, ImaGenes will serve as DNAForm’s worldwide distributor for Riken Fantom Clones, a set of more than 102,000 sequenced cDNA clones. Three clone collections, Mouse Transcription Factor, Mouse Phosphatase, and Mouse Kinase, are available in Riken's DNABook format, in which the clones are printed on paper for storage at room temperature. The license does not apply to Japan and the UK.
Another agreement gives ImaGenes exclusive rights to distribute the Riken Cap-Trapper technology, which is used for cDNA library generation, in Germany, Australia, and Switzerland.