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WITA GmbH spun out WITA Proteomics, a R&D company involved in the mass separation and identification of disease related proteins ... ESA will market Picometrics' ZETALIF laser induced fluorescence detectors for HPLC and CE in the US ... NuGenesis Technologies formed a strategic alliance with PA Consulting Group to improve life science R&D ... DecisionLink and TNO, a Dutch research organization, will jointly develop and market sensor technology for oxygen detection within food and beverage packaging ... Dutch biotech company PamGene partnered with Olympus Optical to develop, manufacture and distribute instrument platforms and microarrays ... Perten Instruments will sell and support Chopin analysis systems for the grain, flour and baking industries in the US and Canada ... Waters licensed microfluidics technology from Sandia National Labs for use in miniaturizing HPLC ... GeneScan Europe has become the exclusive distributor of Applied Precision's array WoRx microarray scanner in many European countries, Australia and New Zealand ... Pyrosequencing and Mosaic Technologies agreed to cross license their respective sequencing by synthesis and fluorescent detection technologies ...

Products:

IonSpec introduced the Explorer FT-MS at Pittcon 2001 ... Molecular Mining launched GeneLinker Gold gene expression analysis software, its first commercial product ... PreAnalytiX, co-owned by Qiagen and Becton, Dickinson, launched its first product, the PAXgene Blood RNA System ... Partek's Pro 2000 statistical and visual analysis software has been integrated with Gene Logic's GeneExpress 2,000 software platform ... Agilent introduced its 1100 Series LC/MSD Trap SL and LC/MSD Trap VL mass spectrometers ... Spotfire's DecionSite eAnalytic application will be integrated with Micromass' MassLynx software and the Celera Discovery System ... DoubleTwist, having acquired the rights to commercialize the Weizmann Institute's GeneCards database, will integrate it into its online site ... LabAlliance released the Prep 200 System for routine automated semi-prep and prep HPLC ... Amersham Pharmacia Biotech's new TempliPhi template amplification kit uses rolling circle amplification to cut the time and cost of DNA sequencing ...

Litigation:

GSI Lumonics settlement with BioDiscovery and its founder resulted in the dismissal with prejudice of all pending lawsuits between the parties and the exchange of mutual releases ... The US Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling that GSI Lumonics infringed on a valid Electro Scientific Industries patent ... Ionics settled suits brought against it by US Filter regarding two electrodeionization (EDI) patents and a patent related to reverse osmosis (RO) technology. Ionics must pay US Filter an undisclosed amount, but may continue its activities in the EDI and RO fields so long as no design changes are made that would infringe on US Filter patents ... Invitrogen settled patent infringement suits against Promega, Display Systems Biotech A/S and New England Biolabs relating to modified reverse transcriptase enzymes with low levels of RNase H activity. The companies will pay an undisclosed amount to Invitrogen, cease further infringing activities and destroy all products which infringe on Invitrogen's patents ...
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Publication:Instrument Business Outlook
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Date:Jun 30, 2001
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