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Invitrogen No Longer Exclusive Distributor of Blue Heron's Synthetic Genes

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Invitrogen said today it will now co-exclusively distribute Blue Heron Biotechnology’s custom synthesis genes worldwide, updating an alliance it penned last year that made it the exclusive distributor.
Terms of the revamped deal call for Invitrogen to continue to supply Blue Heron’s GeneMaker technology to its pharmaceutical and life sciences customers worldwide.
In the original agreement, disclosed in December 2006, Invitrogen said it made an undisclosed equity investment in Blue Heron in return for becoming its exclusive worldwide distributor. Invitrogen said at that time it was shifting away from its history as a provider of clones to becoming a synthetic gene provider.
Financial terms of the revamped agreement were not disclosed.
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