NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Helicos has outlicensed seven of its patents related to single molecule sequencing technology to Intelligent Bio-Systems for $1.6 million, according to documents filed by Helicos this week with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Helicos licensed on a non-exclusive basis US Patent Nos. 6,309,836, 6,639,088, 7,276,720, 7,279,563, 7,593,109, 7,948,625, and 8,094,312, related to nucleotide composition and light systems for analyzing nucleic acid samples. Helicos will maintain control over the enforcement of the patents.

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