These Two ‘Omics’ Companies are Merging to Create a New Player in Life Sciences

15/07/2016 - 4 minutes

Sygnis is planning to acquire Expedeon, to join its portfolio in NGS reagents with Expedeon’s presence in the proteomics market – and become a leading player in life science reagents.

UPDATE (article originally published on June 6th, 2016): Sygnis successfully completes Rights Offering and Private Placement and secured the acquisition of Expedeon Holdings Ltd. on July 15th, 2016. See the end of the article for more details.

sygnis_dna_genomics_expedeon_proteomicsHeadquartered in Germany and Spain, Sygnis develops products for genomic research, such as kits to amplify DNA and systems to ‘convert’ RNA into DNA – making RNA analysis easier.

Its present focus is facilitating next-generation sequencing (NGS) and the huge role it could play in personalized medicine.

Sygnis also eyed the emerging proteomics field. It developed Double Switch (now licensed to Thermo Fisher), a tool to detect and quantify protein interaction – an added layer of complexity in biology that cannot be ‘seen’

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