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Sigma-Aldrich to Distribute Diffinity Genomics' PCR Purification Product

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Diffinity Genomics said this week that it has signed a non-exclusive agreement with Sigma-Aldrich to distribute the Diffinity RapidTip PCR purification product worldwide.

Diffinity's RapidTip product, launched in June 2010 (PCR Insider, 6/17/2010), can remove impurities from a wide range of nucleic acid samples based on different molecular properties, such as structure or size, in approximately one minute using only a standard pipettor and one RapidTip pipette tip, according to the company.

Rochester, NY-based Diffinity said that it also has non-exclusive distribution agreements in place with various regional partners in 16 countries in North America, Australia, Europe, and Asia.

In September, the company said that it had been awarded a pair of grants worth more than $200,000 from the National Human Genome Research Institute to further develop its rapid nucleic acid purification technology, particularly for use in front of high-throughput DNA microarray analysis and next-generation sequencing (PCR Insider, 9/15/11).

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