Axon Instruments last week became the second company to reach an out-of-court settlement in a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Oxford Gene Technology, the company created in 1995 to license and manage the patents of microarray pioneer Edwin Southern of Oxford University.

“It was an amicable settlement,” said Trent Basarsky, director of intellectual property and licensing for Axon Instruments, which is based in Melbourne, Australia, and has its US headquarters in Union City, Calif.

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In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.

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25
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This webinar will detail a comprehensive strategy that a lab has put in place to evaluate  NGS oncology assays for genomic tumor profiling of plasma and tissue samples.