NIH Seeks to Outlicense Peptide Nucleic Acid Tech to Visualize DNA in Dx Apps | GenomeWeb

The National Institutes of Health is seeking parties to help it develop and commercialize nucleic acid detection kits for various pathogens using modified peptide nucleic acid technology for visualizing DNA, the NIH said last week.

The technology may enable a very stable diagnostic method to detect nucleic acids without using PCR, and has so far been demonstrated to detect anthrax, according to the NIH.

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