breach of contract

Agilent filed a lawsuit against Twist nearly a year ago, alleging that Twist Cofounder and CEO Emily LeProust had stolen DNA oligonucleotide synthesis technology. 

In its court filing, the company said Twist Founder and CEO Emily LeProust stole its technology and breached her confidentiality agreements.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Med BioGene today announced it has amended its commercialization agreement with Precision Therapeutics for Med Bio's LungExpress Dx test.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Transgenomic and Power3 Medical Products have settled a breach-of-contract suit through a mediated agreement that includes an equity-based payment, Transgenomic said today.

Signal filed its suit against Med BioGene earlier this month alleging a breach of agreement, violation of a confidentiality agreement, and misuse of proprietary information, among other charges.

Signal has alleged that Med BioGene breached the provisions in a term sheet inked between the two companies regarding an exclusive, worldwide license for Med BioGene's LungExpress Dx test.

The dispute stems from a licensing agreement in 2005 covering reagent patents held by Abaxis. Cepheid filed a countersuit yesterday, claiming it has not breached the license and asking the court to declare Abaxis' patents invalid.

Transgenomic has claimed in a suit that Power3 has wrongly terminated a licensing deal between the firms, while engaging in fraud and slander.

NPR reports that researchers in Italy are testing a gene drive aimed at controlling mosquito populations.

Researchers may experience the effects of the government shutdown for a while, the Los Angeles Times reports.

A new study finds that the majority of patients at a Tijuana clinic received a diagnosis after first-line genome sequencing, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

In Genome Biology this week: post-transcriptional modification-based stratification of glioblastoma, single-cell analysis of gene expression and methylation in human iPSCs, and more.