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Merck Subsidiary to Market BioServe Biotechnologies Products in India

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Merck Specialties, an Indian subsidiary of Merck, will market and distribute BioServe Biotechnologies’ DNA and RNA purification reagents and DNA sequencing, oligonucleotide synthesis, and molecular biology teaching kits.
 
BioServe said the companies plan to extend the deal throughout Asia later in 2007.
 
BioServe has bases in Hyderabad, India, and in Laurel, Md.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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