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Whitehead Licenses Reverse Transfection Patent Rights to Corning

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (GenomeWeb News) - The Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research has granted Corning Life Sciences a license for the patent rights to its reverse transfection technology, Corning said yesterday.


Corningwill pair the microarray-based method for the functional analysis in mammalian cells of many genes in parallel with other technology to enhance its molecular and cell culture applications.


A spokesperson for the Whitehead said the technology could be useful in drug screening and development, though a representative from Corning declined to comment on possible future applications.


Financial details were not discussed.

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