Skip to main content

Roche Inks LightCycler Nano OEM Deal with IT-IS

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche Applied Science today said that it has inked an OEM agreement with IT-IS Life Sciences for distribution of the new LightCycler Nano instrument.

UK-based IT-IS will manufacture the new instrument for Roche, which said that it will complete the firm's portfolio for low-throughput real-time PCR systems. Roche intends to launch the system in mid-2011.

The new LightCycler Nano is a 32-well format, real-time PCR cycler designed as a bench-top companion for lab researchers performing real-time PCR on a daily basis.

"The new LightCycler Nano Instrument delivers proven high quality at an affordable price and expands our qPCR business into a new segment," Gerd Haberhausen, Life Cycle Leader qPCR and NA Purification of Roche Applied Science, said in a statement.

Financial terms of the agreement with IT-IS were not disclosed.

The Scan

Call to Look Again

More than a dozen researchers penned a letter in Science saying a previous investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 did not give theories equal consideration.

Not Always Trusted

In a new poll, slightly more than half of US adults have a great deal or quite a lot of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hill reports.

Identified Decades Later

A genetic genealogy approach has identified "Christy Crystal Creek," the New York Times reports.

Science Papers Report on Splicing Enhancer, Point of Care Test for Sexual Transmitted Disease

In Science this week: a novel RNA structural element that acts as a splicing enhancer, and more.