NEW YORK, Oct. 1 – Orchid BioSciences said Monday it had sold its SNPstream system for SNP scoring to Tepnel Life Sciences and made an equity investment in the Manchester, UK-based company.

Under the terms of the deal, Tepnel will also gain access to Orchid’s SNP databases and biochemistry and software kits. In exchange Orchid has acquired the option to evaluate some of Tepnel’s discoveries for possible commercialization.

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