NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Nanogen today said that it has expanded a licensing agreement with HandyLab for the firm's probe technology and synthetic nucleic acid chemistries.

San Diego-based Nanogen said that HandyLab has received non-exclusive rights to market, sell, and distribute PCR kits that utilize its Minor Groove Binder Probe technology and related chemistries, dyes, and quenchers for in vitro diagnostic testing. HandyLab will use the technology in its Jaguar System.

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