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Axon Settles Oxford Gene Technology Suit

NEW YORK, June 18 - Axon Instruments, the Union City, Calif.-based maker of scanners widely used in microarray-based genomic research, announced today that it has reached a settlement in a patent infringement lawsuit filed by UK-based Oxford Gene Technology in December.


In a statement, the company said that it will provide undisclosed labeling on its genomic products. Financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed.


In December, OGT, filed two lawsuits in US District Court in Wilmington, Del., against a wide array of companies in the microarray field. OGT is an Oxford, UK-based company created in 1995 to license and manage the patents created in the labs of microarray pioneer Edwin Southern of Oxford University