Startups QuantaLife and Inostics join more established outfits RainDance Technologies and Life Technologies in exploring the digital PCR market, but all players will need to negotiate what is sure to be a complex intellectual property landscape.
Digital PCR may be on the verge of becoming nearly as ubiquitous as its predecessor, quantitative real-time PCR, thanks to the integration of empowering nanoscale and microfluidic technologies.
Life Tech's PCR VP Says New HRM Reagents Are in Line with Push Toward Clinical Research
ABI's recently launched MeltDoctor HRM kits are among a series of moves that the company is making to expand its PCR business in the clinical market, an ABI official told GenomeWeb Daily News.
Life Technologies Acquires Cytonix
Life Technologies disclosed the acquisition in its second-quarter earnings release. It said that it bought the firm for its intellectual property related to its microfluidics-based digital polymerase chain reaction technology.