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PerkinElmer to Distribute Agencourt DNA Purification Kits

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 — PerkinElmer Life Science will distribute a group of nucleic acid purification kits made by Agencourt Bioscience, the genomic services company said on Wednesday.


Under the agreement, slated to last three years, Agencourt's MCPrep plasmid purification kit, its AMPure PCR purification kit, and its CleanSEQ dye-terminator removal kit will be available through PerkinElmer's international sales network. The kits are based on patented technology developed by researchers at Agencourt and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.


Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


The kits are designed for use with Packard Bioscience's DNATrak system and other automated sample preparation systems. The DNATrak system can run more than 4,000 purification nucleic acid preparations per hour, according to the company.


PerkinElmer acquired Packard Bioscience this past fall. Packard was an equity holder in Agencourt.


Agencourt, based in Beverly, Mass., provides DNA sequencing, DNA purification, and SNP genotyping services and products to companies in genomics research.

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