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Roche Grants PCR License to Idaho Technology

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (GenomeWeb News) - Idaho Technology today has licensed non-exclusive worldwide access to Roche's PCR patents.

 

The Salt Lake City-based firm said the agreement provides it with rights to use the technology in in vitro diagnostic products. Terms of the license were not disclosed.

 

Idaho Technology makes instruments for pathogen detection, reagents, and thermocyclers, including the LightCycler, which Roche markets under an agreement signed between the firms in 1997.

 

The privately held firm also announced that it is registered with the US Food and Drug Administration to develop, manufacture, and sell analyte specific reagents for molecular diagnostic purposes.

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