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Roche Diagnostics to Sell Exiqon s Real-Time PCR Assays

NEW YORK, May 19 (GenomeWeb News) - Roche Diagnostics will exclusively distribute ProbeLibrary kits for real-time PCR from Exiqon, the Vedbaek, Denmark-based company said on Tuesday.


Under the license and distribution agreement, Roche will sell Exiqon's ProbeLibrary products, which are compatible with over 17,000 installed RT-PCR detection instruments, according to Exiqon. The companies did not disclose financial details of the deal.


Roche said the new products will help it complete its high-throughput product portfolio. The company also plans to launch a new instrument, called LightCycler 480, in the second half of the year. Exiqon's ProbeLibrary was launched a year ago and allows users to design over 2.5 million RT-PCR assays in seven organisms.

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