NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The proteomics toolmaker GWC Technologies has licensed technology from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation that it plans to use in its imaging systems, the company said on Wednesday.
Under the agreement, GWC has taken an exclusive license to WARF’s carbon-on-metal surface technology, which the company said will allow its imaging systems to generate data more reliably.
Warf is the intellectual property arm of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“Carbon-on-metal surfaces, in conjunction with GWC’s label-free array systems, enhance the quality of information that can be obtained in studies of protein function,” University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Lloyd Smith said in a statement
Stephen Weibel, GWC’s director of engineering, said the new surface technology “allows the development of biochips and chemical sensors for use in medical diagnostics, environmental testing, and agriculture and food monitoring.”
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.