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The deal covers use within the life sciences, food and beverage research, and environmental testing markets.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular Devices today announced a global distribution agreement with Fluxion Biosciences covering its IonFlux instruments and consumables.
Molecular Devices also is providing support for all IonFlux Systems users as part of the deal, it said.

In Brief This Week is a Friday column containing news items that our readers may have missed during the week.

In Brief This Week is a Friday column containing news items that our readers may have missed during the week.

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Affymetrix's Human Genome U133+ PM Array Strip, Molecular Devices' GenePix SL50 Slide Loader and GenePix Pro 7.2 Software

Molecular Devices will distribute the software to customers in the research and pharmaceutical markets worldwide.

Molecular Devices will also sell ChanTest's cell optimization services to Molecular Devices' customers worldwide using its PatchXpress 7000A, IonWorks Quattro, IonWorks Barracuda, and FLIPR Tetra systems.

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The acquisitions of AB Sciex and Molecular Devices helped Danaher's Medical Technologies segment increase its revenues 31 percent during the quarter.

The EPO has upheld Molecular Devices' patent cover patch-clamp technology, but the firm that opposed the patent said that it has been amended.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.