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AutoGen Adds Middle East Distributor

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DNA extraction technologies company AutoGen has signed up Dubai's Gulf Scientific Corporation to distribute its products in 12 countries in the Middle East.

AutoGen, based in Holliston, Mass., offers the AutoGenFlex STAR system for DNA extraction from large volumes of whole blood for use in clinical and research institutions and in biorepositories.

The company said that the agreement expands its presence into countries that are beginning to create biorepositories for DNA samples.

"As more countries are beginning to create banks of samples and data from specific populations it makes good business sense for AutoGen to work with companies like Gulf Scientific in these emerging areas," AutoGen CEO Bob Sullivan said in a statement.

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