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Linden to Provide Oligo Probe Design Service to PamGene

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (GenomeWeb News) - Linden Bioscience has signed a deal to provide its Tilia oligonucloetide probe design service to Dutch biotech firm PamGene International, the companies said today.

PamGene plans to use the probes with its 5D-Pulse microarray platform, which is the basis for the company's FD10 system and soon-to-be launched PamStation 96 microarray system.

Specific terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.

The Scan

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