The firm also reported a 46 percent increase in molecular biology sales due to growth in its FilmArray line.
The Chinese firm is also developing a menu of extraction-free molecular diagnostic tests using a proprietary "one-step" reagent.
The Singapore-based firm's Japanese distribution deal for its Clarity PCR system is part of a plan to expand its network in the Asia-Pacific region.
The company said it expects a 1 percent increase in 2016 revenues, but noted that the results were adversely affected by certain competitive pressures in Q4, among other problems.
The method, developed by researchers at MIT, uses a hydrogel to immobilize and separate cells or molecules from each other while still enabling reagent flow.
In Nature this week: modern European bison analysis, phased diploid genome assembly algorithms, and more.
Actress Jennifer Lopez is working with NBC on a CRISPR-inspired television show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Researchers trace the origin of one human papillomavirus lineage to Neanderthals or Denisovans, Vox reports.
The BabySeq project faces lower-than-expected enrollment rates, according to ScienceInsider.