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Pyrosequencing Will Distribute Corbett Products in US

NEW YORK, Jan. 14-Pyrosequencing has struck a distribution deal with Corbett Research, the company said yesterday.


Under the deal, Pyrosequencing will distribute Corbett's thermocycling and sample preparation products in the United States, including the four-channel thermocycler Rotor-Gene 3000, the PCR workstation CAS 1200, and other products.


Pyrosequencing will also make an equity investment in Bio-Molecular Holdings, which is the parent company of Corbett Research. The companies did not provide financial details, except to say that Pyrosequencing will own less than 20 percent of Bio-Molecular Holdings, and will have an option to purchase a further stake within the next three years.


Bio-Molecular Holdings is an Australian holding company for Corbett Research and Corbett Robotics.


Pyrosequencing, based in Uppsala, Sweden, manufactures and sells equipment for sequencing, pharmacogenomics and genotyping.

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