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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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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

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