technology transfer

Unilabs has licensed the rights to develop, validate, and run Natera's Panorama NIPT technology out of its own laboratories. 

Tech-Transfer Maven

Lita Nelsen from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's technology-transfer office is retiring after decades there.

The tech transfers are aided by LifeCodexx's PrenaBoxx NIPT data analysis solution, which runs locally and can analyze both NGS and qPCR data.

The firm is using Natera's Constellation software platform, which provides cloud-based access to bioinformatics algorithms for clinical genomics applications.

The patent office has named the Broad Institute, et al. as the junior party in the proceedings and the University of California, et al. as the senior party.

Where Harvard Lags

In tech transfer successes, Harvard falls behind a number of other institutions, according to an analysis by Stat News.

Chasing Patent Money

More and more universities are helping their researchers patent their inventions, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The Singapore Agency for Science and Technology Research has launched a new Diagnostics Development Hub to help develop and commercialize diagnostic tests.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – BGI Dx, a subsidiary of BGI, and Italian firm Bioscience Genomics today announced they have signed a five-year framework agreement focused on non-invasive prenatal testing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Co-Diagnostics said recently that certain real-time PCR technology has been transferred to the company from DNA Logix.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.