Evogen

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – MRIGlobal and Evogen today announced a five-year agreement to develop molecular diagnostic products targeting the in vitro and clinical molecular diagnostic markets.

Evogen, a Lenexa, Kansas-based developer of molecular detection and diagnostic technologies, said this week that it has non-exclusively licensed its PCR probe technology to Focus Diagnostics, a Quest Diagnostics subsidiary.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Evogen has granted Focus Diagnostics a license to incorporate Evogen's HyBeacons PCR probe technology into Focus' molecular diagnostic products and services, the firms announced today.

Lumora has appointed Jim Reid as chairman.

Cepheid said this week that its board of directors has elected John Bishop as chairman and Cristina Kepner as lead independent director.

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