Cepheid Licenses Scorpions Technology from DxS

Cepheid has licensed a probe technology for real-time PCR from DxS, the company said this week.

Under the agreement, Cepheid may use DxS' Scorpions technology for all markets except clinical diagnostics, wine production, and the detection of chemicals used in agriculture. Scorpions probes contain a PCR primer covalently linked to a fluorescent probe.

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