Geron to License hTERT Technology to Proctor & Gamble

Geron has granted a nonexclusive license to Proctor & Gamble for its human telomerase reverse transcriptase technology for research applications, it said on July 7. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

P & G will use hTERT to create immortalized cell lines from certain types of skin cells, and use the cells to study the regulation of cell function and develop biological assays for drug screening, Geron said.

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