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BioMérieux and NuGen Ink Cross-License Agreement for Amplification Technologies

This article has been updated from a previous version, which incorrectly stated that BioMérieux acquired exclusive rights to NuGen's amplification system. 
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - BioMérieux and NuGen Technologies have signed a cross-license and supply agreement to share amplification technologies for expression analysis, the companies said today.
The agreement gives BioMérieux non-exclusive rights to NuGen’s WT-Ovation RNA amplification system, and grants NuGen access to BioMérieux’s linear amplification technology.
BioMérieux will use NuGen’s technology to develop microarray-based cancer assays, while NuGen gains original equipment manufacturer rights to BioMérieux’s linear amplification technologies for the research market.

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