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Under the terms of the agreement, Link will manufacture and sell diagnostic reagents based on the so-called exciplex technology, which is able to reduce the background fluorescent signal in nucleic acid assays in order to improve the detection sensitivity.

The company will make and sell a Manchester-developed diagnostic reagent technology through an agreement that includes a research collaboration.

The company is looking to differentiate itself from other players in the miRNA array market — such as Agilent Technologies, Life Technologies, Exiqon, and Febit — by stressing the "quality, performance, and affordability" of its OneArray platform.

The university will use the system in its stem cell and leukemia proteomics studies.

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