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Genospectra Licenses Affymetrix Bead Technology for RNA Quantification

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (GenomeWeb News) - Genospectra has taken a non-exclusive license to Affymetrix patents related to bead technology and gene-expression analysis, the two companies said yesterday afternoon.

Genospectra will use the technology with its signal-amplification techniques to develop methods to quantify RNA directly from cell lysates or tissue homogenates.


Financial details were not disclosed.


In April, Affymetrix said it would begin offering "reasonable terms" and would license or sell in "selected areas" some of its most recently issued patents, as well as some early patents relating to bead-based molecular technologies.

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