Lynx Therapeutics said last week that it had sold its worldwide oligonucleotide patent estate to Geron, the stem-cell development company, for approximately $2.5 million in cash and stock. These patents cover process and compositional matter related to oligos containing N3’-P5’ phosphoramidate backbone linkages.

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