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Eppendorf Licenses Thermal Gradient IP to Analytik Jena


This article was originally published on Jan. 3.

Eppendorf said today that it has licensed patents covering its thermal cycler gradient technology to Analytik Jena, which will use the technology in its thermal cyclers.

Specifically, Eppendorf has licensed to Analytik Jena IP including US Patent Nos. 6,767,512, entitled "Temperature-regulating block with temperature-regulating devices;" and 7,074,367, entitled "Thermostated block with heat-regulating devices."

In the last year, Hamburg, Germany-based Eppendorf has licensed the '512 and '367 patents to a number of life science companies, including Takara Bio (PCR Insider, 11/17/2011), Bulldog Bio (PCR Insider, 9/8/2011), Roche, and Labnet (PCR Insider, 4/7/2011). Eppendorf also uses the technology in its own Mastercycler Pro Gradient, Mastercycler Gradient, and Mastercycler EP Realplex models.

Analytik Jena currently sells two thermal cyclers for endpoint PCR: the FlexCycler for standard PCR and the AlphaSC for rapid PCR; as well as a new platform for real-time PCR, the qTower 2.0.

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