NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Singapore-based JN Medsys has signed an agreement with Japanese life science supplier LMS to distribute its Clarity digital PCR platform in Japan.
The JN Medsys Clarity digital PCR platform processes 96 reactions in four hours using a "chip-in-a-tube" format in a consumable called a tube strip. The PCR mix is subdivided into 10,000 partitions by a high-density chip within each tube, and the partitioning is accomplished in one minute and without multiple pipetting steps, according to the company.
JN Medsys will unveil the Clarity digital PCR system to potential customers in Japan at the Molecular Biology Society of Japan meeting in December. The company plans to expand its distribution network in the Asia-Pacific region and has already entered into distribution agreements in China, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
"We are pleased and excited to have partnered one of the largest life science distributors in Japan to bring the Clarity system to as many customers there as possible," said JN Medsys Founder and CEO Johnson Ng in a statement. "We hope to put into the hands of users a very good tool to perform digital PCR with ease, simplicity and affordability — our eventual goal is to add significant value to their work, be it for research, clinical, or applied testing."
Specific terms of the distribution deal were not disclosed.