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Sequenom to Receive $1M from Ibis as Firms Settle IP Dispute

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom disclosed in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday that it has reached a settlement with Ibis Biosciences in a patent infringement suit filed by Sequenom a year ago.

Under the agreement, Ibis will pay Sequenom $1 million within 30 days and the litigation will be dismissed. Under terms of the settlement agreement, Ibis and its parent company Abbott Laboratories will receive a non-exclusive license under three mass-spectrometry-based applications.

Sequenom had claimed in the suit that Ibis' T5000 Biosensor System and related technology infringed the Sequenom patents.

The Scan

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.