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Lonza, Bar Harbor Biotech Expand Pact

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bar Harbor BioTechnology and Lonza have expanded their distribution partnership to include new qPCR array tools, Lonza said today.

The companies first struck an exclusive distribution agreement in 2008 that covered the StellARray Gene Expression System, which is used by researchers to accurately detect small changes in gene expression or to measure copy number variations. Lonza will now distribute the system along with the Global Pattern Recognition 2.0 software, Custom Plate Designer, and XenoQ products, which were launched in January.

Lonza's Research Solutions Director of Product Marketing Dietmar Pein said that expression profiling by qPCR arrays, particularly when used in combination with new solutions that address normalization and customization challenges, will become more important in life sciences research.