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TriLink, Astral Scientific Forge Distribution Deal

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – TriLink BioTechnologies today announced a distribution deal covering Australia with Astral Scientific for its nucleic acid products.

Products covered by the deal include more than 150 modified nucleotides, custom oligonucleotides, and CleanAmp Hot Start PCR products, San Diego-based TriLink said.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Astral supplies core consumables to the clinical diagnostic, life science, and industrial markets.

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