This article, originally published April 19, has been updated from a previous version to include comments from an Abbott spokesperson.

Biofortuna said today that it has inked an exclusive manufacturing and distribution agreement with Abbott related to freeze-dried PCR kits for human leukocyte antigen genotyping applications in the transplantation market.

Under the agreement, Biofortuna will design, develop, and manufacture a range of freeze-dried HLA-typing kits with the brand name SSPGo for Abbott's molecular diagnostics business.

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