Luminex last week said that it has non-exclusively licensed rights to patented cystic fibrosis genetic markers from Johns Hopkins University for use in cystic fibrosis diagnostic screening kits sold by its recently established Luminex Molecular Diagnostics division.
 
The license is the latest of several similar biomarker-related tech-transfer agreements negotiated with universities by Tm Biosciences, which Luminex acquired in March in order to expand its presence in the molecular diagnostics arena.
 

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