NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Becton Dickinson will distribute AITbiotech's molecular assays in the Asia-Pacific region, the companies said late last week.

Under the agreement, Becton Dickinson Holdings, BD's Singapore-based subsidiary, will distribute AITbiotech's abTES BM qPCR assays optimized for use on the BD Max molecular testing system.

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