This article was originally published on April 17.

Columbia University's tech-transfer arm said this month that it has outlicensed a pair of medical devices developed by physician researchers from the Columbia University Medical Center.

The first deal gives Vital View, a startup based in Misgav, Israel, an exclusive license to a device designed to improve the success of in vitro fertilization. The deal was particularly attractive to Columbia because of the nascent nature of the technology, a university tech-transfer official said.

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