By Ben Butkus

Life Technologies said yesterday that its Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Dx real-time PCR instrument has met CE Mark requirements for in vitro diagnostic use in Europe.

The approval expands the market for Life Tech's molecular detection technologies in Europe beyond research labs and into clinical and diagnostic markets, a Life Tech official said.

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