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This story has been updated to include commens from Purigen Biosystems about its planned product launch in April.

NEW YORK – Purigen Biosystems, a Stanford University spinout, is looking to get into the nucleic acid extraction and purification market by first carving out a niche with kits for formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples, a segment the firm values at $800 million.

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