NEW YORK, May 21 – Agilent Technologies said Monday it had reached an agreement with Harvard University to jointly develop nanopore technology for the analysis of nucleic acids.

The terms of the multiyear deal were not disclosed, but Agilent did say the project could be extended.

The company said it would work with Harvard to develop technology that converts nucleotide sequences into electronic signatures, helping to speed up the sequencing process. Agilent did not say when it expected to release nanopore technology to market.

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