NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Co-Diagnostics said today that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire new mathematically enhanced PCR primer technology from DNA Logix.

The so-called cooperative primers are mathematically engineered to improve the specificity of PCR reactions up to 2.5 million-fold and are the subject of a paper published last week in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, Co-Diagnostics said.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.