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Luminex Signs Up Chinese Distributor for Genetic Tests

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Luminex today said that it has signed an agreement with Mingyuan Medicare Development Company for distribution of its genetic tests in China and Hong Kong.
 
Mingyuan will exclusively distribute a series of newborn screening products based on Luminex’s xMAP technology, which the Austin, Texas-based firm said enables simultaneous analysis of up to 100 assays within a single sample. Mingyuan also will distribute Luminex’s analyzers in China and Hong Kong.
 
Financial terms were not disclosed.

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