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As part of the deal, MoBiTec will offer Eurogentec's qPCR kits, oligonucleotides, and other products.

Patent watchdog firm Troll Busters has chosen to abandon its lawsuit against more than a dozen life science companies for false patent marking related to various nucleic acid detection, amplification, and cloning technologies, according to recently filed court documents.

A US district court has dismissed a lawsuit filed earlier this year against more than a dozen life science companies alleging that they falsely marked certain nucleic acid detection, amplification, and cloning technologies as being patented after the relevant patents expired.

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The tech-transfer and license agreement pertains to Eurogentec's processes for manufacturing diagnostic oligonucleotides and PCR enzymes, a company official said.

BD expects to use Eurogentec's technology to develop molecular diagnostic kits.

The company's Nippon EGT arm has been certified for its IVD oligonucleotide production business.

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 Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

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