NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Columbia University said yesterday that it has licensed a pathogen-detection technology called MassTag PCR to Indian contract research and testing organization Vimta Labs.

Vimta will use the technology to develop clinical diagnostic products for patients in India, the university's technology transfer arm, Columbia Science and Technology Ventures, said in a statement.

MassTags are small chemical compounds of different molecular weights that are added to nucleotide primer sequences by an ultraviolet photocleaver linker, the STV said.

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