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The firm inked deals with distributors in the Netherlands and India.

OptiGene will develop, manufacture, and sell nucleic acid amplification reagents for research use, and VLA will develop, manufacture, and provide testing for nucleic acid diagnostics for veterinary purposes and environmental monitoring.

Amresco manufactures and supplies biochemicals and reagents for use in research in the molecular biology, life sciences, proteomics, clinical, and histology markets.

The Spanish research products firm has agreed with Kilpest to establish an India-based joint venture to supply the South Asian health and agriculture research communities.

The CEO of Swift, which launched in January and develops molecular biology reagents, said the money will help accelerate product development and customer testing.

Meridian has acquired the reagents maker, adding complementary products to its life science business. The firm also reported an 11 percent decline in Q3 revenues.

The acquisition will add reagents for nucleic acid and protein purification, restriction and modifying enzymes, and other life science research and diagnostic tools to Thermo's Analytical Technologies portfolio.

The dispute stems from a licensing agreement in 2005 covering reagent patents held by Abaxis. Cepheid filed a countersuit yesterday, claiming it has not breached the license and asking the court to declare Abaxis' patents invalid.

Based in Ontario with principal operations in Lithuania, Fermentas offers reagents for nucleic acid and protein purification, restriction and modifying enzymes, and various PCR products.

TriLink will provide ETS Laboratories with its CleanAmp reagents for PCR assays testing for wine spoilers.

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Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine and Deloitte are looking into the use of drones to transport samples for testing. 

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe is laying off about 100 people.

Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports. 

In Science this week: researchers present a computational method for predicting cellular differentiation state from single-cell RNA sequencing data, and more.