Pharmaceutical firm Abraxis Bioscience last week said that it has exclusively licensed from the University of Southern California worldwide development and commercialization rights for diagnostic protein biomarkers related to colorectal cancer.
 
USC officials said that the licensing deal is one of the biggest the university has announced in terms of market potential since it established the Stevens Institute for Innovation earlier this year in an attempt to speed technology commercialization.
 

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