UK biotech firm Oxford Nanopore Technologies this week announced that it has exclusively licensed from Harvard University intellectual property surrounding the use of nanopore technology for DNA sequencing.
 
The licensing deal specifically covers research discoveries made in the labs of three investigators at Harvard and their collaborators at the University of California Santa Cruz and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the US Department of Commerce.
 

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