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GeneOhm Licenses Sequencing Technology from University of Rochester

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (GenomeWeb News) - GeneOhm Sciences has licensed a nucleic acid-synthesis and -amplification technology from the e Universityof Rochester, the company said today.


The non-exclusive license will help GeneOhm develop molecular diagnostic assays to identify gene sequences to certain undisclosed diseases, the company said.

The nucleic acid synthesis technology developed at the Universityof Rochester"offers the potential to differentiate and amplify specific DNA sequences faster and at a lower cost than other methods," GeneOhm said.

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