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Lentigen Licenses UPenn s Lentiviral Vector Tech for Reagent, Dx Development

NEW YORK, May 22 (GenomeWeb News) - Lentigen has received an exclusive worldwide license from the University of Pennsylvania to use its lentiviral vector technology, the company said today.


According to the company, the technology can be used to deliver genes or RNAi molecules into cells. The license gives Lentigen the right to use the technology to develop research reagents and therapeutics.


Financial terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.

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