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Third Wave, 3M Collaborate on Molecular Dx Platform

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (GenomeWeb News) - Third Wave Technologies and 3M today announced a supply pact that will enable Third Wave's customers the option of coupling the firm's Invader DNA and RNA analytical chemistry technology with 3M's microfluidics technology.

 

According to the partners, the new diagnostics platform would enable clinical labs to skip numerous liquid-handling steps, which would improve efficiency and shorten the time to receive test results. 3M Bioanalytical Technologies will supply Third Wave with the microfluidic technology.

 

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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