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DNAStar Names Inqaba Biotec as Distributor for Africa

NEW YORK – DNAStar has appointed Inqaba Biotechnical Industries as distributor of its DNA, RNA, and protein sequence analysis software in Africa.

DNAStar, based in Madison, Wisconsin, offers the Lasergene software suite, which provides molecular biologists, geneticists, and structural biologists with capabilities such as Sanger and next-generation sequencing assembly and analysis, protein sequence and structure analysis, and protein structure prediction.

Inqaba, a South African genomics company established in 2002, provides a wide array of products and services to the life sciences market in sub-Saharan Africa.

Inqaba has "a long history of successfully meeting the needs of molecular biologists in Africa, including meeting their software needs," Tom Schwei, vice president and general manager of DNAStar, said in a statement. "We have great confidence in Inqaba Biotec to support African customers with outstanding sales and customer service for our Lasergene software."

Financial terms were not disclosed.

In August, DNAStar said it had appointed Ships Bioscience as a nonexclusive but sole distributor of its products in Japan.