NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies today announced a deal with BioDiscovery allowing that firm's customers access to Agilent SureFISH probes directly from BioDiscovery's Nexus software.

The deal allows researchers who use different cytogenetic microarray platforms to now quickly identify aberrations with Nexus and to immediately identify and link to available oligonucleotide-based fluorescent in situ hybridization probes for follow-up studies, Agilent said.

Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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