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Qiagen Does Magnetic Bead Deal With Japan s Precision Systems Science

NEW YORK, Aug. 16-Qiagen said today that it has struck a supply agreement for automated components of its nucleic acid, protein and cell purification systems with the Japanese firm Precision Systems Science.

 

Qiagen will have exclusive access to some of these automated elements.

 

The supply agreement builds upon a previous technology relationship between the two companies. In June, Qiagen acquired GenoVision, which had previously developed magnetic bead-based purification systems with PSS.

 

Qiagen said that in 2003, it plans to launch second-generation versions of these systems for low- and medium-throughput applications.

 

Precision Systems Science is based in Matsudo-Shi, Chiba, Japan.

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