Singapore-based Vela Diagnostics said this week that it has inked an agreement with Eppendorf to jointly develop an automated RNA/DNA extraction platform for Vela's forthcoming molecular diagnostics system.

Under the agreement, VelaDx and Eppendorf scientists and engineers have customized Eppendorf's epMotion benchtop liquid-handling system with features exclusive to VelaDx's Sentosa real-time PCR-based detection platform.

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