PORTON DOWN, England, February 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Enigma Diagnostics, the life sciences company developing rapid molecular diagnostics systems, announces today that it has signed license agreements with Applera Corporation.
The licenses, signed 6 February 2008, include a Real-Time Instrument Patent License Agreement and an Application Kit License Agreement. These agreements provide Enigma with access under patents owned or controlled by Applera for real-time PCR thermal cyclers and real-time PCR methods and compositions in specific fields.
The Real-Time Instrument Patent License Agreement covers Enigma's current and pipeline instrument platforms of fully automated, real-time thermal cyclers across the commercial market sectors of research and applied markets. This agreement also provides Enigma with an option for a license in clinical diagnostics.
The Application Kit License Agreement covers a portfolio of important patents covering reverse transcription-based methods, real-time PCR detection process and 5' Nuclease assays and compositions, for use in fields excluding human diagnostics.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
John McKinley, Chairman of Enigma Diagnostics, said: "These licenses together with Enigma's extensive portfolio of molecular diagnostic patents and unique instrument platforms confirm Enigma's leading position within the global molecular diagnostics market and underpin the launch of its instruments in 2008."
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About Enigma Diagnostics
Enigma Diagnostics Limited is a private UK based company developing the next generation of rapid diagnostic instrument platforms for the detection and identification of infectious organisms, such as bacteria and viruses, in clinical, environmental and biological samples.
Enigma's innovative and proprietary technology combines the speed and
sensitivity of real-time PCR (polymerase chain reaction) with the
simplicity needed for field-ba
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