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Link Technologies Inks North American Distribution Deal with AIC

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Link Technologies today announced a deal with American International Chemical for the distribution of some Link products in North America.

Under the terms of the deal, AIC will distribute a subset of the Bellshill, Scotland firm's oligonucleotide reagents. The deal focuses on the bulk market for oligonucleotide modifiers and will initially begin with the distribution of Link's modified phosphoramidites, including dyes and labels and CPG solid supports. The products will be distributed through AIC's Advanced Technology Division.

Link said it will remain in direct contact with existing and new customers in North America at the customers' discretion and will continue providing technical support to its North American customers.

Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Link is a kilo-scale supplier of specialty reagents for oligonucleotide synthesis and modification. AIC's Advanced Technology Division is based in Framingham, Mass., and provides specialty chemicals and biotech chemicals.

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