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Strategic Diagnostics To Supply Reagents to Undisclosed IVD Manufacturer

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Strategic Diagnostics said today that it has signed an agreement to supply reagents to “a large manufacturer of in vitro diagnostics.”
 
The term of the agreement is five years, and the company said that it expects initial revenues of around $1 million per year, which are anticipated to “more than double” over the term of the agreement.
 
Strategic Diagnostics said it will begin shipping the reagents to the undisclosed client in the fourth quarter.

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Right Whales' Decline

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In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.