NEW YORK, Jan 2 – Bayer and Zymark of Hopkinton, Mass. have developed a cell-based assay kit that allows laboratories to design assays for any gene target or type of cell and run an automated assay, the companies announced Tuesday.

The package includes Bayer’s QuantiGene assays, HV kit, and ProbeDesigner software, as well as Zymark’s Staccato workstation.

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