NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Thermo Fisher Scientific said on Thursday it has reached a deal with NewLab Engineering for the exclusive global distribution rights to the Card Processing Automation technology for DNA-based human identification.

Thermo Fisher will be the sole distributor and servicing agent of NewLab's CPA300 and CPA200 card processing instruments. CPA technology is used by forensic, paternity, and research laboratories to prepare DNA samples for human identification.

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