The acquisition will enable Tecan to expand into the genomics space by coupling NuGen's NGS sample prep kits with its own laboratory automation products.
The disagreement began when NuGen filed a lawsuit seeking a ruling of non-infringement of two of KeyGene's US patents related to next-generation sequencing.
KeyGene and its parent firm, KeyGene NV, were named as defendants in a NuGen Technologies suit seeking to invalidate two US patents.
LGC will offer NuGen's single-primer enrichment technology for next-generation sequencing target enrichment.
The companies will integrate Cambridge's TrueMethyl technology for oxidative bisulfite sequencing with NuGen's sequencing library preparation kits.
The new workflow, which was validated across three separate laboratories in New Jersey, is a critical step toward standardizing the use of RNA-seq in clinical genomics.
The firm is developing new applications for the technology, including one that will integrate targeted panels and copy number analysis into a single assay.
The partners will conduct a study to show the firms' technologies can help increase blood sample integrity and sequencing efficiency.
Nikon Research Corporation of America has been awarded
Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.
The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.
Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.
In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.