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Exiqon Signs OEM Pact with Norgen Biotek

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Canadian company Norgen Biotek will supply RNA purification kits to Exiqon under an OEM agreement, Norgen said on Tuesday.

"Adding these products to our miRCURY LNA product line is an important step in order to broaden our product portfolio and to fulfill our ambition of being a total solution provider in the field of miRNA analysis," Henrik Pfundheller, Exiqon's VP of sales and marketing, said in a statement.

Further terms of the alliance were not disclosed.

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