PHRI Properties

By Ben Butkus
Biosearch Technologies said today that it has acquired worldwide rights from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey to patents covering "non-FRET" nucleic acid probe technology.

Princeton University, Point-2-Point Genomics, PHRI at UMDNJ/NJMS, and NuGen Technologies awarded US patents.

The UK-based company will offer the toolkit through a single license that combines IP it licensed from Brandeis University and PHRI Properties, the tech-transfer arm of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

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The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.