Eppendorf Licenses Thermal Cycler Technology to Bulldog Bio
News Sep 07, 2011
Eppendorf AG has licensed patents covering gradient technology for thermal cyclers to Bulldog Bio Inc. This worldwide license covers the popular GenePro and LifePro gradient thermal cycler models sold by Bulldog Bio.
“We have made an investment into our growing PCR tools business.” Ella Fontaine, VP of Communications further elaborates, “This is part of our strategy to aggressively build the presence of Bulldog Bio in the PCR market.”
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