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Eppendorf Licenses Thermal Cycler IP to Bulldog Bio

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Eppendorf has licensed patents covering gradient technology for thermal cyclers to Bulldog Bio, the firms announced today.

The worldwide license covers the GenePro and LifePro gradient thermal cycler products that are sold by Portsmouth, NH-based Bulldog Bio. Terms of the licensing deal were not disclosed.

A Bulldog Bio official said in a statement that the agreement is part of the firm's strategy to "aggressively build the presence of Bulldog Bio in the PCR market."

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