NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Becton Dickinson said today that it has reached an agreement to market some of its pathogen tests using HandyLab's molecular diagnostic platform.

BD said it will market its molecular diagnostic assays on a new BD MAX system, which uses Handylab's Jaguar system.

The Jaguar system incorporates clinical sample preparation, nucleic acid extraction, microfluidic real-time PCR amplification and detection. HandyLab launched the system in November 2008.

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