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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King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

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