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The deal is expected to help Takara Bio Group expand its presence in next-generation sequencing library preparation and other markets.

Agilent will offer Rubicon's amplification kits alongside one of its pre-screen kits, both of which are used in reproductive health testing. 

The deal is expected to broaden Takara's portfolio of products for next-generation sequencing library preparation and genetic analysis.

The agreement will allow Rubicon offer Curio's software as a commercial bioinformatics solution for its ThruPlex Tag-seq library preparation kits.

The license covers SomaGenics' RealSeq-AC technology, which is designed to reduce library preparation bias in order to improve small RNA quantification.

The partnership with the consulting firm follows a series of distribution agreements Rubicon has inked for both the US and international markets.

The deal gives Beckman Coulter non-exclusive distribution rights in the US and Canada to the NGS library preparation kits for cell-free DNA in plasma.

The firm announced distribution agreements with Delonix Healthcare in India and Biocena in Poland, but did not provide financial or other details.

The non-exclusive deal enables Eurofins to distribute all of Rubicon's products in Canada and the US.

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