Millipore and Gen-Probe Form Collaboration to Develop Innovative, Rapid Molecular Tests for the Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industires

Billerica, MA- and San Diego, CA- Millipore and Gen-Probe announced that the companies have formed an alliance to develop, manufacture and commercialize on an exclusive basis nucleic acid testing (NAT) products for rapid microbiological and virus monitoring in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

Millipore’s sample preparation technology can isolate a single microorganism from large volumes of fluid. Gen-Probe’s NAT technology can amplify and detect minuscule quantities of microorganism-specific RNA in hours or less.

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