NEW YORK, May 3 – Zymark and Qiagen have agreed to develop and launch ultra high-throughput nucleic acid handling automation systems that will combine the two companies’ products, the companies said Thursday.

Zymark of Hopkinton, Mass. manufactures laboratory automation and robotic systems for life sciences customers. 

The joint effort will combine Qiagen’s BioRobot platforms with Zymark’s RapidPlate 96/384 Microplate Pipetting Workstation, Staccato workstations, and Twister Universal Microplate Handler. 

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