SciGene Signs Reagent Supply Agreement with Life Technologies
News Apr 08, 2009
SciGene announced that it has entered into an agreement whereby Invitrogen, a division of Life Technologies, will supply SciGene reagents used in its BioPrime® Total Genomic Labeling System.
SciGene will incorporate the reagents into a kit for use on the ArrayPrep™ Target Preparation System, a new instrument developed by SciGene that automates labeling, purification and loading of DNA samples onto microarrays for performing aCGH tests.
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
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