NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioMérieux and Quanterix announced today a deal granting BioMérieux worldwide exclusive rights to Quanterix's Single Molecule Array (SiMoA) technology in clinical laboratories and for industrial applications.

BioMérieux also took an initial $15 million stake in the Lexington, Mass.-based diagnostics firm as part of an $18.5 million Series C financing round announced by Quanterix today.

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