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Takara Bio to Distribute NuGen Products

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Takara Bio will distribute NuGen's DNA and RNA sample preparation products in Japan, South Korea, and China, under a non-exclusive agreement announced today.

As part of the deal, Takara has rights to offer services using NuGen products in the same territory. Products covered under the agreement include NuGen's next-generation sequencing, microarray, and q-PCR nucleic acid amplification and sample preparation products.

"These offerings complement our current portfolio of leading products as well as custom services in molecular biology and genomics including next-generation sequencing, PCR, real-time PCR, and microarrays," Tsuyoshi Miyamura, general manager of marketing for Takara Bio, said in a statement.

San Carlos, Calif.-based NuGen said that Takara joins its network of distributors for Japan, Singapore, and Australia, as well as its service provider partners in India, China, and Taiwan.

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