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Sigma-Aldrich to Distribute Diffinity Genomics' RapidTip for PCR Purification

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life science startup Diffinity Genomics today announced the signing of a non-exclusive global agreement with Sigma-Aldrich for the distribution of the Diffinity RapidTip PCR purification product.

The RapidTip decreases PCR purification time to about one minute using a standard pipettor and one Diffinity RapidTip pipette tip, the company said, adding the product can be used for Sanger sequencing, SNP analysis, and microarray printing. No additional reagents, equipment, or consumables are necessary, and waste is limited to the single "functionalized" pipette tip, it said.

The technology, Diffinity said, can be adapted for use with "virtually" any manual, benchtop, or automated fluid handling system.

Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Diffinity, headquartered in Rochester, NY, has non-exclusive distribution deals with regional partners in 16 countries in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

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