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Northwestern University Expands Licensing Agreement for DNAStar's Lasergene


DNAStar said this week that Northwestern University has signed an agreement that will allow the company to provide its Lasergene software suite to all faculty, staff, and students at the institution.

This agreement extends an existing arrangement between DNAStar and Northwestern. Researchers at the university have used the software within their individual labs, but by "entering into this agreement, we can now provide DNA, RNA, and protein sequence assembly and analysis software to all Northwestern researchers," according to Jeff Weiss, a research professor of medicine and director of research core planning for the institution's medical school.

Doing so "will help support and advance the research efforts of our scientists and provide a consistent set of tools for the university," he said in a statement

Financial and other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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