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The deal covers AnaSpec's catalog and custom products.

In Vitro will distribute AnaSpec's peptides, fluorescent dyes, antibodies, and other products throughout Europe.

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Life Technologies' Custom Plus TaqMan assays, mouse copy number assays, Qubit 2.0 fluorometer, and bovine diarrhea diagnostic kit; TATAA Biocenter's new services; Amresco's Ready PCR Mix, 2X; and Eurogentec AnaSpec's FAST master mixes.

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AnaSpec introduces Eurogentec's Mesa Blue qPCR MasterMix; Idaho Technology launches training kit for Razor line of biothreat detection systems.

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Bioeasy will be a non-exclusive distributor of AnaSpec products in Brazil.

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GE Healthcare, OriGene, AnaSpec

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Olink Bioscience, AnaSpec

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Thermo Fisher PCR plates; Pall filter plates; AnaSpec qPCR master mixes, and Mo Bio DNA and RNA isolation kits

The purchase, for an undisclosed amount, gives Eurogentec AnaSpec's catalog antibodies and peptides and dye technology, while increasing the Belgian company's visibility in the US.

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A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.

A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.

Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.

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