Affymetrix on Monday said it would make a one-time payment of $42 million to Oxford Gene Technology, the UK-based firm that manages the intellect-ual property developed by microarray pioneer Edwin Southern of Oxford University.

Additionally, approximately $20.5 million in royalty payments held up by Affymetrix will be released to fully pay any obligations on its license to OGT’s patents for the life of the patents, which is regarded as 10 years, according to the Form 8-K filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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