NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Affymetrix today said that it has expanded its license agreement with Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics for its branched DNA (bDNA) technology.

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based firm now has exclusive rights to develop and sell in situ QuantiGene ViewRNA products in the in vitro diagnostic market. The products are currently for research-use only. The license also provides Affy exclusive rights to alkaline phosphatase conjugated oligonucleotides and the use of them in bDNA methods for in situ detection using Fast Red substrates.

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