NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Bibby Scientific said today that it has acquired PCRmax, a UK-based sales and distribution company set up specifically to capture a significant share of the PCR and qPCR markets.

PCRmax also owns the intellectual property previously owned by Illumina related to the Eco qPCR instrument. Illumina launched the Eco system in 2010 after acquiring the platform's developer, Helixis, earlier that year, but last year decided to divest the business and exit the qPCR market.

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