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Roche Licenses Real-Time PCR Tools to Takara Bio

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche Diagnostics has licensed fluorescent dye and melting curve analysis technology to Takara Bio for real-time PCR applications, Roche said today.

Under the agreement, Takara has obtained a non-exclusive license to use SYBR Green I technology and melting curve analysis for use on instruments in Japan, and a worldwide license to use the technology in kits for research applications.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

In cooperation with Idaho Technology, Roche has licensed this intellectual property portfolio to several companies, including Qiagen, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Kapa Biosystems.