NEW YORK, Feb. 7 - Orchid BioSciences and a unit of Thermo Electron have signed a series of technology agreements to develop and market SNP-based diagnostic tests for point-of-care applications and genotyping products for research.

Terms of the agreements call for Orchid to receive non-exclusive rights from Thermo Electron's Thermo BioStar business to develop, supply, and sell genotyping products that will combine Orchid's SNP-IT genotyping technology with BioStar's OIA biosensor technologies.

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