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Sigma-Aldrich Licenses Primer Technology from Seegene

NEW YORK, March 12 (GenomeWeb News) - Sigma-Aldrich has licensed a DNA primer annealing technology from Seegene, the companies said yesterday.

 

Sigma said it plans to combine its existing PCR and RT-PCR products with Seegene's Annealing Control Primers  technology to develop a series of products.

 

According to Seegene, its ACP technology improves specificity and sensitivity of hybridization and PCR.

The Scan

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