NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Spanish biotechnology holding company Genetrix today announced it has licensed its Qualiphi polymerase product to Qiagen.

The global, exclusive deal was reached through Genetrix's X-Pol subsidiary.

Qualiphi is a DNA polymerase licensed from the Spanish National Research Council and studies suggest that it may improve the amplifications of whole genomes and large stretches of DNA, Genetrix said.

Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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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.