NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biocartis and BioMérieux on Thursday announced a mutual agreement to end their alliance to develop and commercialize the integrated molecular biology system called Idylla.

All rights to the platform, formerly called Apollo and developed by Biocartis in collaboration with Philips Corporate Technologies, will be returned to Biocartis, which will have all rights to Idylla now related to its use in the microbiology field, Biocartis said. The company also is free to explore new strategic options for the platform in the microbiology field, it added.

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