This article has been updated from a previous version to include comments from Nanosphere.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Eppendorf said today that it has initiated an import ban against molecular diagnostics workstations and kits sold by Nanosphere because they allegedly infringe patents owned by Eppendorf that relate to microarray-based products.

The import ban covers any and all imports of Northbrook, Ill.-based Nanosphere's Verigene and Verigene SP systems into any country of the European Union, Eppendorf said.

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