TATAA Biocenter

The companies will sell each other's products in Europe.

The Scandinavian biocenter will distribute TriLink's CleanAmp Products.

TriLink Biotechnologies has entered into a distribution agreement with TATAA Biocenter to sell TriLink's CleanAmp products.

Product Watch

Premium

Life Technologies' Custom Plus TaqMan assays, mouse copy number assays, Qubit 2.0 fluorometer, and bovine diarrhea diagnostic kit; TATAA Biocenter's new services; Amresco's Ready PCR Mix, 2X; and Eurogentec AnaSpec's FAST master mixes.

The platform will immediately compete with Fluidigm's Digital Array technology, heretofore the sole dPCR product on the market; as well as with QuantaLife's Droplet Digital system, which was also unveiled this week.

News from TATAA Biocenter's European qPCR symposium in Göteborg, Sweden, included DiaGenic's PCR-based blood test for Alzheimer's disease and breast cancer; an 'ultrafast, ultracheap' portable real-time PCR system from KIST-Europe; high-resolution melting startup Epilabs from the University of Aarhus and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre; and Helixis' new thermal cycler.

The National Cancer Institute and international stem-cell research consortium ESTools have purchased site-wide licenses to Integromics' RealTime StatMiner. Meantime, qPCR support and services organization TATAA Biocenter will distribute and provide training for the software.

Tataa Bioscience will provide training for Integromics' real-time qPCR software in Sweden and the Czech Republic.

Pages

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.