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Italy s Bouty to Distribute Cortex Biochem s Nucleic Acid Isolation Kits

NEW YORK, June 14 (GenomeWeb News) - Cortex Biochem, a provider of magnetic particle-based reagents, said today that Bouty of Milan, Italy, will exclusively market its MagaZorb nucleic acid isolation kits and associated reagents in Italy.


The agreement is effective as of January, and allows Bouty and Bouty's Technogenetics biotech subsidiary to distribute the products.


"We are confident that this is the ideal partnership to firmly establish our technology in the European market," said Matt Pourfarzaneh, president and CEO of Cortex, in a statement.

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