Amersham and Applied Biosystems announced the court-mediated settlement of their patent suits. Part of the settlement is an agreement to cross-license all of the patents under scrutiny in the litigation, and a co-development arrangement for some new DNA analysis technologies. Word in the industry, though neither company would comment on it, is that Amersham emerged victorious in the settlement.

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