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12 Apr 2011

Roche & Lonza Ink Assay Distribution Deal

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Roche and Lonza have signed a distribution agreement for the commercialization of Roche’s MycoTOOL mycoplasma PCR assays.


According to the deal, MycoTOOL detection kits are now available through Lonza for final release testing of pharmaceutical products. Lonza also offers contract testing services using the MycoTOOL test, which is a commercial NAT-based detection system for mycoplasma biosafety testing of approved biologics.

Robert Yates, head of Roche Applied Science, said, “Lonza’s reputation for quality and customer care gives us confidence that MycoTOOL will be placed in the right applications for customers who wish to perform rapid m

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