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It’s official! Personal Health becomes first China demonstration laboratory site for LGC’s Nexar System

Posted on Wed, May 03, 2017 @ 07:05 AM

LGC's Genomics Division has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chinese health management expert Personal Health to establish a genotyping research partnership. The partnership will see Personal Health become the first “LGC Douglas Scientific® High-Throughput Genotyping Demo Lab” in China.

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Topics: Announcement, Genomics, High-Throughput

Accelerating Trait Discovery at PAG

Posted on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 @ 08:15 AM

The 25th annual International Plant & Animal Genome (PAG) conference is right around the corner and LGC will be in San Diego, CA showcasing our integrated offerings for a wide variety of genomics workflow solutions. From SNP discovery, to routine screening - we harness the power and flexibility of our integrated tools to enable breeding programmes. 

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Topics: Announcement

DNA Technology is now LGC Biosearch Technologies

Posted on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 @ 03:52 PM

For DNA Technology’s existing customers, don’t fret! The online ordering process will remain the same, as will the team assisting you. BHQ® probes, BHQplus® probes, and custom oligos will continue to be offered at the facility in Denmark. This facility is DS/EN ISO 9001:2008 compliant and the products are intended for research and development use. For more consequential assays, GMP manufacturing is also available.

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Hey! Biosearchtech.com looks different

Posted on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 @ 03:15 PM

We are pleased to announce that LGC Biosearch Technologies’ released a new and improved biosearchtech.com. Thank you to all our web visitors who’ve left feedback over the years. With your suggestions, we developed and consolidated features to better address your needs. Check out these top four improvements:

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Learn about the latest developments in technologies for molecular breeding programs

Posted on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 @ 02:00 PM

lgc-symposium-available-online.jpgAt this year’s 24th annual Plant & Animal Genome (PAG) conference, LGC Biosearch Technologies hosted a symposium titled “Latest advancements in genotyping technologies for molecular breeding.” This symposium featured key AgBio opinion leaders and industry professionals to discuss about recent developments within the field of marker assisted selection. The slides and audio from these presentations are now available online for your immediate viewing.  The presenters and their topics are as follows:

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Summer 2015 Promotion

Posted on Thu, Jul 09, 2015 @ 02:00 PM

The summer promotion is back! For the month of July, use your Biosearchtech.com account to place an order and take 5% off your online purchase. This is a great opportunity to try another dye for your BHQ® probe (be sure to check out our interactive spectral overlay tool), or pick up an off-the-shelf Stellaris® ShipReady Assay. Just enter promo code SUMMER15* during checkout to receive the discount.

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Upcoming Holiday Schedule

Posted on Fri, Dec 20, 2013 @ 01:09 PM

Biosearch will be observing these upcoming holidays and will be closing our US facilities on the following dates:

  • Christmas: 12/23 - 12/25
  • New Year's: 12/31 - 1/1

Please take into account these breaks in operation when ordering. Orders placed during the dates listed above will be processed when we return. We want to make this holiday season enjoyable for everyone.

Thank you for your patience. Happy Holidays!

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Topics: Announcement

Biosearch Technologies Executes Exclusive License for turboFISH™

Posted on Mon, Oct 07, 2013 @ 07:29 AM

Biosearch Technologies, Inc. (Biosearch), a leading supplier of sophisticated oligonucleotide components to the rapidly growing molecular diagnostics industry announced today that it has acquired exclusive worldwide rights to turboFISH technology - A Method for Rapid Single Molecule RNA FISH. With this turboFISH license, Biosearch maintains exclusive access to continuing Stellaris® RNA FISH based inventions from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

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Topics: Announcement, RNA FISH

Biosearch Technologies Acquires Majority Stake in LightSpeed Genomics

Posted on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 @ 07:25 AM

Biosearch has acquired a majority stake in LightSpeed Genomics, Inc. (LSG), a Santa Clara, California-based company developing an innovative optical detection solution for the life science and diagnostics industry based on its proprietary Synthetic Aperture Optics™ (SAO™) technology. Biosearch and LSG are collaborators on the development of StellarVision™, a next generation gene expression platform optimized to work seamlessly with Biosearch’s Stellaris® RNA FISH assays to detect and quantify single molecule RNA targets within individual cells.

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Topics: Announcement, RNA FISH

Biosearch Technologies Launches New GMP Production Facility and Successfully Certifies to ISO 13485:2003

Posted on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

Biosearch Technologies, Inc. (Biosearch), a leader in the development and manufacture of GMP grade oligonucleotides, announced today the relocation of its GMP manufacturing process into a new, state-of-the-art GMP production facility in Novato, California.  The 30,000 square foot facility was developed to further expand processes and controls relevant to medical device and molecular diagnostic customers.

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Topics: Announcement, Molecular Diagnostics

Biosearch Technologies Responds To China Influenza H7N9 Outbreak By Providing H7N9 Detection Panel

Posted on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Biosearch Technologies, Inc. (Biosearch) announced today that the company has implemented a rapid response to the current outbreak of Avian Influenza Virus A (H7N9) in China.  Biosearch is ready to provide to the scientific community on-demand, rapid synthesis of real-time qPCR probes and primers composing the H7N9 detection panel recently developed and published on 8 April by the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Influenza in Beijing, China.  WHO lists FAM-BHQ® probes as crucial reagents in their protocol named, “Real-time RT-PCR Protocol for the Detection of A(H7N9) Influenza Virus,” which is available for download at:

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Topics: Announcement, Product Information, Biodefense

Biosearch Technologies, UMDNJ Stellaris® Probe Alliance - NextGen Gene Expression™, SNP FISH™, and iceFISH™ in Research and Clinical Applications

Posted on Mon, Mar 18, 2013 @ 08:43 AM

Biosearch Technologies, Inc. (Biosearch), a leading supplier of sophisticated oligonucleotide components to the rapidly growing molecular diagnostics industry, today announced that the company has acquired exclusive worldwide rights to continuing Stellaris® RNA FISH based inventions from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).  In addition to single molecule detection of mRNA, lncRNA, and viral RNAs, Stellaris based methods have been extended to directly and quantitatively detect chromosomal diseases caused by translocations and aberrant splice junctions,(intron chromosomal expression – iceFISH™) and single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs or SNP FISH™).  Biosearch’s exclusive access to Stellaris probe design is offered complimentary at www.biosearchtech.com/stellarisdesigner.

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Topics: Announcement, RNA FISH

Biosearch Technologies Announces Acquisition of European Companies DNA Technology and VitraBio

Posted on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 @ 06:00 AM


Biosearch Technologies, Inc. (Biosearch), a leading supplier of sophisticated, custom-manufactured oligonucleotides and specialty amidites and CPGs to the research and diagnostics markets, announced today that it has acquired the oligonucleotide manufacturing division of the Danish company DNA Technology A/S (DNA Technology) and German CPG manufacturer VitraBio GmbH (VitraBio).

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Biosearch Technologies Launches Catalogued Stellaris™ RNA FISH Assays

Posted on Mon, Jun 18, 2012 @ 08:08 AM

Biosearch Technologies, Inc. (Biosearch), a leading supplier of sophisticated oligonucleotide components to the rapidly growing molecular diagnostics industry, today announced that the company has launched catalogued assays for Stellaris™ RNA FISH. These assays fall into three groups – well characterized RNA targets (“foundation genes”) suitable for use as positive controls, oncogenes, and key mRNAs in the hypusine pathway.

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Topics: Announcement, RNA FISH

Biosearch Technologies Appoints Uniscience as Brazilian Distributor

Posted on Tue, May 22, 2012 @ 08:16 AM

Biosearch Technologies, Inc. (Biosearch), a leading supplier of sophisticated oligonucleotide components to the rapidly growing molecular diagnostics industry, today announced that Uniscience is the new distributor authorized to sell, market, and support Biosearch’s inventoried and custom products in the country of Brazil. 

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Topics: Announcement

Biosearch Technologies Launches Improved RNA FISH Design Software

Posted on Mon, Mar 19, 2012 @ 07:54 AM

Biosearch Technologies, Inc. (Biosearch), a leading supplier of sophisticated oligonucleotide components to the rapidly growing molecular diagnostics industry, today announced that the company has launched an improved Stellaris™ Probe Designer. The online, RNA FISH design software provides scientists with a means to design Stellaris RNA FISH probe sets against any mRNA or long noncoding RNA.

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Topics: Announcement, RNA FISH

Blogging about Stellaris™ RNA FISH at Singlemoleculefish.com

Posted on Mon, Oct 24, 2011 @ 12:24 PM

Biosearch Technologies is starting a new sister blog at singlemoleculefish.com where all articles will focus on topics related to Stellaris RNA FISH. We will be doing our best to provide as many resources as possible to help you understand the potential of this new RNA FISH technology.  You can keep up with the latest by attending AMP's 2011 Annual Meeting at Grapevine, TX. At this molecular pathology conference, Biosearch will be conducting a Stellaris FISH workshop on Weds, November 16 at 1PM in room Grapevine 2.

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Topics: Announcement, RNA FISH

Special Summer Offer from Biosearch

Posted on Mon, Jun 13, 2011 @ 08:49 AM

Despite the unusually brisk May/June weather in California, Biosearch is welcoming the summer with a new promotion to heat things up.  Customers now have a chance to receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card and a chance to win an Apple iPad 2 by placing an online order of $750 or more at Biosearchtech.com.  For each additional $750+ online order, customers can receive another $25 Amazon Gift Card and another entry in our iPad 2 raffle.  Visit Biosearch’s promotions webpage to learn more details.

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Biosearch Technologies and Intelligent Medical Devices, Inc. (IMDx) Finalize cGMP Oligo Supply and Licensing Agreements for Molecular Diagnostic Testing (IVD) Products

Posted on Tue, Mar 15, 2011 @ 10:01 AM

Biosearch Technologies, Inc. (Biosearch), a leading supplier of sophisticated oligonucleotide components to the rapidly growing molecular diagnostics industry, and IMDx (privately held), a developer and manufacturer of innovative, clinically impactful molecular test solutions, today announced that Biosearch has licensed access to the BHQ®, CAL Fluor® and Quasar® patents to IMDx.  In addition, Biosearch will manufacture cGMP oligonucleotides for IMDx for use in human in-vitro diagnostics.

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Topics: Announcement, Molecular Diagnostics, Real-time PCR

Holiday Savings at Biosearchtech.com!

Posted on Mon, Dec 06, 2010 @ 04:00 AM

Biosearch Technologies is once again offering a holiday promotion to our blog readers, Twitter followers, and Facebook fans. Spend $500 or more on an online order before the end of December, and we’ll take 10% off your online order.  Simply apply the one-time use promotional code HOLIDAY10 upon checkout and we will apply the discount accordingly.  This sale ends December 31, 2010 so make sure to order online while this promotion lasts!

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Topics: Announcement

The Latest Scientific Streak in Fashion

Posted on Thu, Dec 02, 2010 @ 10:12 AM

I’ve always wondered why scientists have earned themselves this infamous reputation of dressing poorly and out-of-date.  Just because scientists may spend most of their time in the lab and have more face time with specimen than with people, doesn’t mean they can’t think outside the scientific box – they can even look good while doing so. 

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Topics: Announcement

Biosearch Technologies Licenses Access to the New CDC "PDM" H1N1 Signatures

Posted on Thu, Nov 18, 2010 @ 08:08 AM

Biosearch Technologies, Inc. (Biosearch), a leading supplier of sophisticated oligonucleotide components to the rapidly growing molecular diagnostics industry, today announced that the company has licensed access to the new “pdm” H1N1 signatures from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The new “pdm” panel is optimized to achieve enhanced sensitivity and specificity for H1N1 specimen.

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Topics: Announcement, Biodefense

Biosearch Technologies and DuPont Qualicon Finalize Agreements for Food Safety Dx

Posted on Fri, Oct 29, 2010 @ 09:24 AM

Biosearch Technologies, Inc. (Biosearch), a leading supplier of sophisticated oligonucleotide components to the rapidly growing molecular diagnostics industry, today announced that the company has licensed access to the BHQ®, CAL Fluor® and Quasar® patents to DuPont Qualicon.

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Topics: Announcement, Real-time PCR, Food Safety

Biosearch Technologies and Seegene Finalize Oligonucleotide Supply and BHQ®, CAL Fluor® and Quasar® Licensing Agreements

Posted on Wed, Oct 20, 2010 @ 08:12 AM

Biosearch Technologies, Inc. (Biosearch), a leading supplier of sophisticated oligonucleotide components to the rapidly growing molecular diagnostics industry, today announced that the company has licensed access to the BHQ®, CAL Fluor® and Quasar® patents to Seegene (KOSDAQ; Korea Securities Dealers Automated Quotations).

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Topics: Announcement, Real-time PCR

Biosearch Technologies Awarded Second Phase II Army SBIR Grant

Posted on Wed, Oct 13, 2010 @ 08:39 AM

Biosearch Technologies, Inc. (Biosearch), a leading supplier of sophisticated oligonucleotide components to the rapidly growing molecular diagnostics industry, today announced that the company has been awarded another Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant from the Department of Defense (DoD).

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Topics: Announcement, Biodefense

Visit Biosearch at IVD Technology's Virtual Conference and Tradeshow

Posted on Thu, Sep 23, 2010 @ 02:32 PM

Biosearch Technologies is proud to sponsor the first IVD Technology Virtual Conference and Tradeshow. This free online conference, held on Tuesday, September 28th, includes a keynote address by Alberto Gutierrez, PhD, Director of the Office of In Vitro Diagnostic Device Evaluation and Safety (OIVD), and panel discussion on several aspects of the IVD industry.

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Topics: Announcement, Molecular Diagnostics

Biosearch Technologies Awarded Phase II Army SBIR Grant

Posted on Tue, Sep 21, 2010 @ 09:41 AM

Biosearch Technologies, Inc. (Biosearch), a leading supplier of sophisticated oligonucleotide components to the rapidly growing molecular diagnostics industry, today announced that the company has been awarded a  Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant from the Department of Defense (DoD).

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Topics: Announcement, Molecular Diagnostics

Biosearch Technologies Expands Licensing of QIAGEN Scorpions® Patents

Posted on Thu, Aug 12, 2010 @ 08:41 AM

Biosearch Technologies today announces that it has entered into a new license relationship with QIAGEN (NASDAQ: QIA, Frankfurt Prime Standard) providing broad commercialisation rights to Scorpions Primers.  This agreement allows Biosearch the right to manufacture, catalog, and sell Scorpions primer assays into the research, applied, and infectious disease testing markets.

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Topics: Announcement, Real-time PCR, Product Information

Biosearch Technologies Signs Exclusive License for Single Molecule FISH Technologies from UMDNJ

Posted on Thu, Aug 05, 2010 @ 08:07 AM

Biosearch Technologies today announces the company has licensed exclusively from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) a Single Molecule Fluorescent in-situ hybridization technology based on detection of RNA.  Biosearch owns the exclusive rights to manufacture, catalogue and sell validated RNA FISH probes, assays and kits into the Research, Applied Markets and IVD fields under the UMDNJ technologies and patent applications.

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Buy One qPCR Probe & Get One FREE

Posted on Fri, May 14, 2010 @ 09:21 AM

Buy one CAL Fluor® or Quasar® -BHQ® Probe and get a FREE ValuProbeTM BHQ Probe* and calibration standard ($190 in savings!). Simply enter promo code CFQVP upon checkout to receive this offer. Take advantage of this promotion before it expires on June 30, 2010.

Biosearch Technologies offers CAL Fluor and Quasar dyes that span the spectrum, for 2-plex, 3-plex, 4-plex, 5-plex, and even 6-plex PCR. They perfectly complement the Black Hole Quencher dyes, a true dark quencher that extinguishes signal from any fluorophore.

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Topics: Announcement, Real-time PCR

New Product Line! ValuPanel™ Reagents

Posted on Tue, Apr 06, 2010 @ 08:52 AM

We are pleased to introduce ValuPanel Reagents, a new product line of mission-critical probe and primer sets that discriminate different strains of pathogens. This product line culminated from our successful collaboration with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention* (CDC) in response to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. As of now, ValuPanel Reagents are available for both 2009 H1N1 and seasonal Influenza A subtyping.

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Topics: Announcement, Real-time PCR, Product Information, Biodefense

Biosearch Technologies Expands Licensing of Roche Patents to Manufacture Kits Targeting the in-vitro Diagnostic Industry

Posted on Tue, Mar 09, 2010 @ 09:37 AM

Biosearch Technologies today announces that the company has expanded its licenses from Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. (Roche).  The expanded license grants Biosearch the right to manufacture and sell validated kits to the in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) marketingplace as licensed products convered by multiple patents assigned to Roche.

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Topics: Announcement, Molecular Diagnostics

Biosearch Technologies Issued Two New Patents

Posted on Wed, Mar 03, 2010 @ 01:50 PM

Biosearch Technologies announced today that it has been awarded new patents related to luminescent metal chelate and novel enzymatic reporter system.  These patents demonstrate Biosearch's continued advancement in the field of pro-fluorescent assays.

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Topics: Announcement

Holiday Business Hours

Posted on Tue, Dec 22, 2009 @ 03:26 PM

Biosearch Technologies' facilities will be closed on 12/24, 12/25, 12/28, 12/31, and 1/1.  We will be open during regular business hours on 12/29, 12/30 and will continue our regular business schedule starting 1/4.  We truly appreciate your business and loyalty and look forward to working with you in 2010.  Enjoy the holidays and have a happy new year!

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Holiday Promotion at Biosearchtech.com

Posted on Thu, Dec 03, 2009 @ 08:57 AM

To celebrate the end of the year, we are offering a holiday promotion to our blog readers, Twitter followers, and Facebook fans.  Spend a minimum of $500 at Biosearchtech.com and receive a 10% discount* off your online order.  Simply enter the one-time use promotional code HOLIDAY09 upon checkout.  Submit your order soon as this offer lasts until December 31, 2009.  For more promotional details, please visit: www.biosearchtech.com/holiday09.

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BIOSEARCH TECHNOLOGIES TAKES LICENSE TO CDC H1N1 SIGNATURES AND INFLUENZA A SUB-TYPING PATENT

Posted on Wed, Nov 04, 2009 @ 07:47 AM

Biosearch Technologies announced today that the company has licensed from the CDC the novel H1N1 Influenza signatures along with the Influenza A sub-typing panel signatures.  This licensing agreement with the CDC makes Biosearch Technologies the first oligo manufacturer to have the right to manufacture and sell dual-labeled probes and primers bearing the H1N1 and Influenza A sub-typing signatures.

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Topics: Announcement, Molecular Diagnostics, Real-time PCR, Biodefense

Micronics Acquires License to Biosearch Technologies’ Nucleic Acid Assay Chemistries

Posted on Wed, Oct 28, 2009 @ 01:16 PM

 

 

Micronics, Inc., a leading developer of point-of-care molecular diagnostic products, announced today that it has entered into a license agreement with Biosearch Technologies, Inc. for the right to make, have made, use and sell Micronics' products that incorporate Biosearch's proprietary fluorophores and quencher dyes for nucleic acid assays. Under the terms of the worldwide license, Biosearch has granted Micronics a royalty-free use of certain of its chemistries for inclusion in Micronics' infectious disease tests for sale in underdeveloped countries.

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Topics: Announcement, Molecular Diagnostics, Real-time PCR

DoD Issues SBIR Grants to Biosearch Technologies

Posted on Thu, Oct 08, 2009 @ 08:13 AM

Biosearch Technologies has been selected for two Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grants from the Department of Defense (DoD). Both Phase 1 grants calls for the development of highly sensitive analyte specific reagents (ASRs) for a total of twelve pathogens.  The ASRs are qPCR based, but modified for field deployment.  Both grants include the following target pathogens: Dengue, Rift Valley Fever, Sand Fly Fever, Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, Tick-Borne Encephalitis, Chikungunya, causative agents of typhus, spotted fever, anaplasmosis, Ehrlichioses, and Q fever.  If Phase I turns out to be a success, Biosearch expects this project to lead into a multiyear Phase II award.

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Topics: Announcement, Molecular Diagnostics, Real-time PCR

Biosearch Technologies Takes License to the Roche 5' Nuclease Patents

Posted on Thu, Oct 01, 2009 @ 07:08 AM

Biosearch Technologies has ground breaking news to announce today.  We licensed a family of patents covering practice of the 5' Nuclease process from Roche Molecular Systems (Roche). The Roche license provides freedom to operate, with respect to the Roche IP estate, for qPCR processes in the Diagnostic Research Field. This license makes Biosearch the first commercial oligonucleotide manufacturer to take the Roche license, which gives Biosearch the right to manufacture and sell dual-labeled probes for use in 5' Nuclease assays for internal research in the diagnostics field.
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Topics: Announcement, Molecular Diagnostics

Biosearch Technologies' Response to the Recently Filed Complaint Alleging Patent Infringement

Posted on Tue, Sep 22, 2009 @ 03:23 PM

Biosearch Technologies has received a complaint for alleged patent infringement filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on September 18, 2009, by Life Technologies Corp. and Applied Biosystems, LLC.

As a company that prides itself on developing and safeguarding innovative technology in its own right, Biosearch has always been, and continues to be, respectful of the intellectual property of others. Biosearch is also protective and mindful of its own intellectual property rights and proprietary product lines. Biosearch does not believe there is any merit to the claims made by Life Technologies Corp. or Applied Biosystems, LLC, and will defend itself vigorously against these charges. Biosearch President and CEO, Ron Cook, comments, "Biosearch has been making and selling dual labeled quencher probes since 1998 so this is territory we know quite well. We are confident that the lawsuit is baseless and will aggressively defend our technology and our company."

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Biosearch Technologies is adding more COLOR to qPCR

Posted on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 @ 02:07 PM

Since its introduction in 2005, the ValuProbe BHQ Probe has become Biosearch Technologies' most popular product sold to the real-time qPCR industry.  Many molecular biologists choose the ValuProbe BHQ Probe because they are quality, superior performing fluorescence-quenched probes that work great for validating and optimizing real-time qPCR assays.

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Topics: Announcement, Real-time PCR, Product Information

Biosearch Technologies Embraces Social Networking

Posted on Thu, Sep 17, 2009 @ 09:48 PM

Want to keep up with the latest at Biosearch Technologies?  Or do you just want to familiarize yourself with the company?  You can now...

At these social networks, you can learn about the latest product launches and updates, browse relevant industry news articles, read papers citing Biosearch products, and more!  This is also your chance to have your voices heard.  Feel free to share your thoughts, comments, and/or questions through any of these new mediums.  We look forward to hearing from you!
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Topics: Announcement

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