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Luminex, Wageningen Team on AgBio Tests

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Luminex today announced that it has licensed its xMAP technology and the Luminex Bioscience Group’s assay development capabilities to Wageningen University and Research Center in the Netherlands.
 
Wageningen will use the xMAP multiplex technology for a variety of agricultural biotech areas including plant pathogen detection, epidemiology, food safety, and marker-assisted plant and animal breeding programs. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
 
Though Luminex has focused most of its efforts on developing assays — or partnering with other firms that develop assays — for human health, pharmaceutical, or biomedical research applications, the alliance with Wageningen follows Luminex’s partnership in the food safety field with Tyson Foods, which was signed in January.
 

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