Three firms License Variagenics’ Clot Gene ...

Variagenics said Jan. 16 it has licensed its patents on a gene related to thromboembolic events to GeneOhm Sciences, Sciona, and Tm Bioscience.

The worldwide, non-exclusive licenses to the gene, methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, give the three firms the right to commercialize tests that identify polymorphisms in it. However, Variagenics retains the right to develop tests relating to other diseases that involve it.

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