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GEN News Highlights : Mar 18, 2009

IDT Purchases VH Bio's Oligo Segment

Deal will allow the firm to grow in the U.K.

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) acquired VH Bio’s oligonucleotide synthesis business. Since VH Bio is located in the U.K., and IDT is a Belgian company, the transaction will grow IDT’s customer base in the U.K.

VH Bio will help IDT introduce its products to scientists in the U.K. Through the agreement, IDT will be able to offer a range of products with QC-checked sequences and next-day delivery.

Joseph A. Walder, M.D., Ph.D., IDT’s founder and CEO, says that the deal is in line with the firm’s strategy to grow its product line and serve its customers. IDT has always understood the importance of quality, leading technology with the broadest scope, and truly collaborative customer service all at the lowest cost possible to the researcher, according to Dr. Walder.

VH Bio retains a significant portfolio of products for immunologists and molecular biologists. These include HLA diagnostics, mAbs and lymphocyte separation products, as well as reagents and equipment.