Estonian startup Asper Biotech has cleared the way to market its microarray-based Genorama genotyping system in the US, through securing a license to the SNP-IT primer extension technology from Orchid Biosciences of Princeton, NJ.

Asper, which is based in Estonia’s academic capital of Tartu, paid Orchid a one-time license fee in addition to yielding somewhere around 10 percent of royalties for the genotyping technology, said Orchid’s communications vice president Barbara Lindheim.

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