By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Danish reagents firm PentaBase today said it has appointed Funakoshi to distribute its products in Japan on a non-exclusive basis.

PentaBase's products are based on a DNA analogue technology called pentabases and include probes for real-time PCR and primers for next-generation sequencing and PCR.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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