NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (GenomeWeb News) - NABsys has exclusively licensed nanopore technology from Brown University to commercialize it for DNA sequencing, the Providence, RI-based company said today.
Under the agreement, NABsys obtains exclusive worldwide rights to certain intellectual property in exchange for a "significant equity interest" issued to Brown University.
The nanopore technology was developed by Xinsheng Sean Ling, an associate professor of physics at Brown and a co-founder of NABsys. Ling recently received a $1.55 million grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue his research.
Earlier this week, the National Human Genome Research Institute awarded 12 grants totaling more than $32 million to advance DNA sequencing technologies, four of which involve nanopore technology.