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Arcis Biotechnology, Andrew Alliance Ink Comarketing Pact

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Arcis Biotechnology and Andrew Alliance announced today that they have signed an agreement to comarket their respective technologies for automated nucleic acid stabilization and preparation.

Under the terms of the deal, the partners will promote the use of Arcis' reagents for DNA and RNA preparation with Andrew Alliance platforms, including the Andrew+ pipetting robot, and its OneLab lab protocol design and execution software.

Additional terms were not disclosed.

"Our agreement with Arcis will support our customers using a single platform to not only complete sample preparation, but also prepare for downstream analysis," Piero Zucchelli, CEO of Geneva-based Andrew Alliance, said in a statement.

In October, UK-based Arcis signed an agreement under which its nucleic acid sample prep chemistry is being used by Teleflex in the development of a rapid diagnostic assay.