NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid today acquired Actigenics for an undisclosed sum, the company said today.
 
Cepheid acquired the French company for its microRNA portfolio. Actigenics possesses both therapeutic and diagnostic rights to validated microRNAs. Cepheid plans to out-license therapeutic applications of these microRNAs, the company said in a statement.
 

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