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NimaGen to Distribute Alpaqua Magnetic Plates

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Alpaqua Engineering today said that Dutch firm NimaGen will distribute Alpaqua's magnetic plates and automation accessories in the European Union and certain neighboring countries under a non-exclusive agreement.

The deal covers Alpaqua's line of 24-, 96-, and 384-well magnet plates that are used for magnetic bead separations in applications such as next-generation sequencing, DNA and RNA extraction, exome capture, and PCR clean up. The firms said that Alpaqua's magnetic plates complement several NimaGen products for magnetic bead separation including the D-pure Dye Terminator Removal Kit and the AmpliClean Magnetic Bead-based PCR Cleanup Kit.

Further terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"Our partnership with Alpaqua strengthens our line of reagents and allows us to bring even more comprehensive, high-performance sequencing solutions to our customers," NimaGen CEO Ruud van der Steen said in a statement.