German pharmaceutical company Sygnis Pharma said today that it is acquiring X-Pol Biotech, a subsidiary of Spanish biotechnology holding company Genetrix, in a bid to further develop and market X-Pol's DNA sequencing technologies and products, including its DNA polymerase technology.

News of the acquisition follows an announcement earlier this week that X-Pol had inked an exclusive, worldwide licensing deal with Qiagen for the polymerase, called Qualiphi.

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