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Aushon BioSystems Licenses OGT's Southern Microarray Patents

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Aushon BioSystems today said it has licensed Oxford Gene Technology’s Southern array patents, enabling it to manufacture and sell oligonucleotide microarrays worldwide, and to perform services based on oligonucleotide arrays.  

The license will remain valid for the lifetime of the patents.

Financial details were not disclosed.        

The Scan

Tennessee's COVID-19 Sequencing

The Tennessean reports that a state lab there can now run its own genome sequencing analyses of SARS-CoV-2 samples.

Sanction Violation Charges

A former professor has been charged with exporting genetic sequencing equipment to Iran in violation of US sanctions, the Miami Herald reports.

Prenetics to Go Public Through SPAC

Prenetics, a Hong Kong-based genomic and diagnostic company, is going public through a SPAC merger, according to 360Dx.

Nature Papers Examine Genomes of Centenarians, Transcription-Coupled DNA Repair

In Nature this week: analysis of centenarian genomes uncovers longevity-linked variants, and more.