Life Technologies and Douglas Scientific late last week announced a collaboration and co-marketing agreement to pair Life Tech's TaqMan real-time PCR assays with Douglas Scientific's Array Tape platform for high-throughput genotyping applications.

The deal is expected to bolster the use of both companies' products in existing markets — particularly agricultural biotechnology and molecular-assisted breeding — and could open up an array of new markets characterized by the need for industrial-scale SNP genotyping, officials from both companies said this week.

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