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The offer was extended to Dec. 16, so investors can consider disclosures in an amended SEC filing related to a settlement with shareholders.

Proteome Sciences had sued Sanofi-Aventis for breach of contract and statutory obligations in connection to a sales and transfer agreement which concerned a share and a limited partnership interest in Xzillion Proteomics.

The firm also raised around $1.7 million through a warrant conversion tied to a 2007 private placement.

The settlement ends a dispute over distribution rights to two DxS assays, with both firms having the right to distribute the products.

The EraGen license comes a couple of days after Gen-Probe took a license to the same non-coding patents.

Sequenom agreed to pay shareholders $14 million to settle a class action suit filed months after the firm's stock plummeted in the wake of an announcement regarding the mishandling of data on the firm's SEQureDx test.

Gen-Probe is one of several firms that were sued by Genetic Technologies in February for alleged infringement of a patent covering methods of analyzing non-coding DNA sequences.

The settlement will provide Celera with at least $7 million from the defendants in the litigation, and sets certain prohibitions, such as the soliciting or hiring of Berkeley HeartLab employees.

Shimadzu denied infringing the patents, but it agreed to discontinue sales of the MultiNA system in the US.

The company has completed paying off a $600,000 settlement agreement for using Health Discovery Corporation's SVM IP for protein biomarker discovery.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.