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Phase-1 Molecular Toxicology signed an OEM agreement with Axon Instruments to distribute Axon's GenePix 4000B microarray scanner with Phase-1's toxigenomic and toxiproteomic microarrays and software ... DNA Sciences and Amersham Pharmacia Biotech are collaborating to develop microchannel chip technology for high-throughput nucleic acid analysis ... Celera Genomics and Sandia National Laboratory have signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to develop software and hardware for mining the human genome. Compaq will contribute the computer technology for the project ... Micralyne will license its existing microfluidic technology to MDS Sciex and will develop new technology for use in MDS Sciex's frontal affinity chromatography technique ... Robbins Scientific will package CRS Robotics' CataLyst 3 and 5 axis movers with its Tango liquid handler ... Fisher Scientific will distribute Virtek Vision International's Virtek-ChipReader microarray scanner in the US and Puerto Rico ... Motorola's clinical Micro Sensors business formed a technical collaboration with GeneScan Europe to develop DNA detection tools for genetically modified crops ...

Products:

Affymetrix has developed a miniaturized hybrid nucleic acid diagnostic system for genetic analysis ... Affymetrix also shipped a CD with bioinformatics tools to correct faulty data from its U74 mouse arrays while it designs replacement mouse arrays with accurate sequences ... LION bioscience launched its solution for DNA chip analysis of the rat in a 10,000 cDNA clone set linked to LION's annotation database ... Genometrix released the VistaLogic Information System for analysis of gene expression and genotyping data ... SciQuest launched its Chromatogram Library, a web-based research application for chromatography columns ... Rosetta Inpharmatics launched version 2.0 of its Rosetta Resolver Expression Data Analysis System ... VelQuest released ePMC, a paperless process management platform for labs ... Molecular Devices launched its FLEXstation microplate assay development and detection system ... Enfer Scientific's two diagnostic tests for detecting mad cow disease in cattle will be distributed worldwide by Abbott Laboratories ...

Litigation:

The English High Court ruled that Millipore could continue selling its IsoPak chromatography columns, having won the patent infringement suit brought by Amersham Pharmacia Biotech ... Nanogen filed a lawsuit against CombiMatrix and a former employee, seeking correction of inventorship, reassignment of a patent, damages for trade secret misappropriations and an injunction preventing future disclosures ... A Massachusetts court ruled against Harvard University's request to prohibit Harvard Bioscience from using the name Harvard. Harvard Bioscience can continue using its name but not written in a font or color similar to the that of the University's ... Following a complaint filed by Carl Zeiss and Leica, the Opposition Divison of the European Patent Office revoked Cornell University's patent for two-photon fluorescence microscopy with subpiconsecond pulses, which the University had licensed to Bio-Rad. US lawsuits by Bio-Rad and Carl Zeiss Jena involving the technology continue ...
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Date:Apr 30, 2001
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