NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – South Korean firm Panagene today said that it has signed an agreement to provide Dako with Peptide Nucleic Acid probes for use in diagnostic or research products.

PNA is an artificially synthesized DNA analogue that Panagene said has higher binding affinity, specificity, and sensitivity to a target, as well as high biological/chemical stability. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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