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BioSystems International Licenses Northeastern s Biomarker Discovery Platform

NEW YORK, March 10 (GenomeWeb News) - BioSystems International will license from NortheasternUniversity its monoclonal antibody-based biomarker-discovery and -development platform.


The platform was developed by scientists at Pfizer Fresnes Laboratories and NortheasternUniversity. Pfizer retains rights to use the technology for its programs.


Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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