NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – German sample preparation firm Scienion and Canadian molecular diagnostics firm Axela today announced they have signed a joint marketing and development agreement to create and sell production systems and services for diagnostic and research products.

"This will provide commercialization partners with an integrated and scalable offering to address emerging diagnostic markets," including oncology, allergy, infectious disease, and other markets, the firms said in a statement.

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