By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Spanish biotech Progenika Biopharma has granted exclusive worldwide distribution rights to Grifols for its Bloodchip product line, Progenika announced today.

The chips are used for genotyping blood donors to assure compatibility between donor and recipient. Progenika and the Bloodgen Consortium, which consists of European blood banks and research institutes, developed the chips.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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