NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Through its acquisition of PCRmax announced last week, Staffordshire, UK-based Bibby Scientific intends to breathe new life into the ECO qPCR system, a low-cost benchtop platform formerly sold by Illumina but discontinued by that company last year.

Following the acquisition, the financial details of which were not disclosed, PCRmax is set to launch a 48-well version of the ECO system that features what the companies call "market-leading uniformity" that allows a real-time PCR experiment to be completed in under eight minutes.

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