NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Oxford Nanopore Technologies said today in its annual report that a commercialization agreement it had with Illumina will terminate on June 30, 2016.

The decision is the outcome of an arbitration demand that Illumina brought against Oxford Nanopore in 2011 over the terms of the agreement. The two firms dismissed the suit in April and agreed to amend the commercialization deal, according to Oxford's annual report.

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