Oxford Nanopore Technologies said this week that it has signed a new agreement with the University of Oxford that will further strengthen its ties with its scientific co-founder, Hagan Bayley, a professor at Oxford.

Under the new agreement, which has an undisclosed duration, the company will provide an undisclosed amount of funding to support research in Bayley's group and will partner exclusively with the university to develop "revolutionary products for molecular analysis" based on discoveries made by the group.

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