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LGC to Distribute AutoGen Sample Prep Platforms

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – AutoGen today said that it has signed a distribution agreement with Hoddesdon, UK-based LGC.

Under the deal, LGC will distribute Holliston, Mass.-based AutoGen's FlexStar, Arrow, and QuickGene platforms in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The FlexStar is a fully automated platform for DNA extraction and isolation, while the Arrow uses paramagnetic bead technology for automated DNA and RNA extraction. The QuickGene platform consists of three models that are also used for DNA and RNA extraction and isolation.

"The combination of AutoGen's reliable nucleic acid systems and LGC's market presence and expertise in genomics will make a great team to serve both our new and existing customers in the European market," AutoGen CEO Bob Sullivan said in a statement.