NEW YORK, Aug. 3 – Biotech holding company Techne has acquired a 39 percent interest in Discovery Genomics and rights to develop antibodies and immunoassays for proteins targets that Discovery Genomics discovers, Techne said on Friday.

The agreement allows Techne exclusively to sell products based on Discovery Genomics’ discoveries in the research market royalty-free. Techne may also opt to sell similar products in the diagnostic market with obligations to pay royalties to Discovery Genomics.

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