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Toshiba Licenses DNA Chip Patents to Antara, Says Move is Major Step in Its IVD Plans

NEW YORK , March 10 (GenomeWeb News) - Antara Biosciences has licensed from Toshiba patents to its DNA chips and electrochemical DNA analysis system for in vitro diagnosis, Toshiba said today.


Under the agreement, Antara, a California-based company started by the Tokyo-based Eurus Genomics, will develop the products for US Food and Drug Administration approval.


Toshiba said the deal "is a major step ... toward establishing the methadology as a core methodology for DNA-based diagnostics."


Financial details were not released.

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