By Ben Butkus

This article was originally published on Aug. 18.

The University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute said this week that it has exclusively licensed a portfolio of patents covering metal-enhanced fluorescence to spinout company Plasmonix, which hopes to commercialize the technology for a number of life-science and other applications.

The deal comes as UMBI, a campus of the University System of Maryland, is restructuring to parse out various pieces of itself to other UM campuses.

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