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Eppendorf Licenses Thermal Cycler Tech to Peqlab

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Eppendorf today said it has licensed thermal cycler technology to Peqlab Biotechnologie.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The agreement includes US Patent numbers 6,767,512 and 7,074,367. Both the '512 patent, titled "Temperature-regulating block with temperature-regulating devices," and the '367 patent, "Thermostated block with heat-regulating devices," relate to thermostated blocks for laboratory thermostats and comprising wells.

Eppendorf uses the technology in its Eppendor Mastercycler pro gradient and Mastercycler nexus gradient models. Earlier this year, the German firm licensed the technology to Agilent Technologies.

Peqlab is based in Erlangen, Germany and develops, manufactures, and distributes instruments, reagents, and consumables for the life science sector.

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