Navigation Links
Licensing deal marks coming of age for University of Washington, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Date:10/19/2013

Researchers, led by University of Washington (UW) physicist Jens Gundlach, have developed a nanopore sequencing technology that is capable of reading the sequence of a single DNA molecule. In this system, the DNA is pulled through a nanopore while an ion current through the pore electronically reads the DNA's sequence. The nanopore is an engineered protein developed specifically for DNA sequencing by Gundlach's team in collaboration with Michael Niederweis, a microbiologist at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB). This technology has led to a patent-licensing deal between UW and Illumina, Inc.

The licensing deal gives San Diego-based Illumina, Inc., developer of integrated systems for genetic variation analysis, exclusive worldwide rights to develop and market the nanopore DNA sequencing technology that is based on the engineered pore.

"Many companies and universities are looking at nanopore technology as one way to realize that potential, but the technology developed by Drs. Gundlach and Niederweis is among the most promising," said Christian Henry, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Illumina's Genomics Solutions business.

The nanopore was created by genetically engineering a protein pore from a mycobacterium smegmatis. The pore has an opening 1 billionth of a meter in size, just large enough for a single DNA strand to pass through, but needed to be modified to become useful for this sequencing technology.

Last year Gundlach's team published a study in Nature Biotechnology that found the combination of a genetically altered M. smegmatis pore and DNA polymerase could be used to directly determine DNA sequences using just single DNA molecules. The polymerase serves as a molecular motor that moves a DNA strand through the pore one nucleotide at a time. Their study reported a successful demonstration of this new technique using six different strands of DNA. The results corresponded to the already known DNA sequen
'/>"/>

Contact: Clare LaFond
clarela@uw.edu
206-616-9540
UW Center for Commercialization (UW C4C)
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. IntelliCell BioSciences Signs Technology Licensing Agreement with Stem Cells 21 Thailand
2. Life Technologies Signs Licensing Agreement with iPS Academia Japan for Global Patent Portfolio Rights to Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Technology
3. Sangui and SastoMed Complement Licensing Agreement in View of Increasing Sales Success
4. LLSs Lead Therapy Acceleration Program in MDS Gets Boost from Major Industry Licensing Agreement
5. Robert Haynes To Lead Licensing As VR Laboratories Senior Vice President Product Introduction And Licensing
6. Infinata’s BioPharm Insight Releases Licensing League Tables Report for 4Q12 and YE12
7. Stemedica Enters into Stem Cell Licensing Agreement with Kalbe Farma
8. UM Ventures and SilcsBio, LLC Announce Licensing Agreement
9. Innovative Drug Delivery Systems: Novel Product and Formulation Technology Licensing Opportunities for Generic Pharmaceutical Companies
10. New Drug Applications, FDA Approvals, Approved Acquisitions, Divestitures and Licensing Agreements - Research Report on Merck, Allergan, Mylan, AstraZeneca, and GlaxoSmithKline
11. Enteris BioPharma and Nordic BioSciences KeyBioScience Enter Strategic Licensing Agreement to Develop Metabolic Peptides Using Enteris Proprietary Oral Drug Delivery and Manufacturing Platform
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/19/2014)... December 19, 2014 In contrast to ... LEDs with various colors, Valoya uses proprietary LED technology ... offers best possible uniformity which is critical in low ... high spectral accuracy throughout its lifetime which is up ... tubes. , "The investment cost was clearly higher ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014 Egenix, Inc. is pleased to announce that ... the Board, to succeed Donald Fresne ; Mr. Fresne ... as a member of the Board.  In recognition of the ... company over almost twenty years, the Board designated Mr. Fresne ... has established a Search Committee to find a suitable replacement ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Based on the revenues gained from surgical ... dominated by four major players contributing to approximately ... include GE Healthcare (U.K.), Siemens AG (Germany), Philips ... Report Copy at http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/surgical-imaging-market-210534462.html , The ... to its strong product portfolio, which includes its ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) December 17, 2014 ... Technology, Inc. to provide a larger packaged waste water ... district in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). Two years ... for EMAAR’s Jeddah Gate Development, serving two residential towers ... plant capacity is over a quarter million gallons per ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Refurbished Surgical Imaging Market by Product & Application is Estimated to Reach $1.25 Billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Global Refurbished Surgical Imaging Market by Product & Application is Estimated to Reach $1.25 Billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Global Refurbished Surgical Imaging Market by Product & Application is Estimated to Reach $1.25 Billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
... IN - Researchers from Purdue and Harvard universities have ... material that could replace silicon and have a 3-D ... approach could enable engineers to build faster, more compact ... less heat than today,s. The transistors contain tiny nanowires ...
... 2011 Monsanto , a major biotech ... has been given the  Worst Company of 2011 ... environment. The award was given by  natural health ... Monsanto the worst company of 2011. ...
... 6, 2011 Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:   QCOR) ... Oppenheimer Healthcare Conference to be held on December 13-14, ... Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present an overview ... 2:45 p.m. ET.  A live webcast ...
Cached Biology Technology:New '3-D' transistors promising future chips, lighter laptops 2New '3-D' transistors promising future chips, lighter laptops 3Monsanto Declared Worst Company of 2011 by NaturalSociety 2Questcor Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Oppenheimer Healthcare Conference on December 13, 2011 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 15, 2014 The Defense ... it easier to detect and prevent counterfeit microcircuits ... Today the agency started performing an in-house microcircuit ... validate the authenticity of purchased microcircuits while increasing ... quality control measures will be conducted at DLA,s ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 16, 2014  Automation is ... this more evident than at international borders. Over ... document scanners have allowed veteran travelers to self ... Passport Control (APC) Kiosks at an increasing number ... globe. According to Maxine ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... N.C. , Dec. 10, 2014  That blood pressure ... quite a while. Hypertension – the medical term for high ... the early 1800s, and the inflatable cuff that,s used in ... doesn,t, however, mean there,s nothing new about hypertension, its triggers ... long-held beliefs about the condition and the best ways to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 2Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 3Automated Border Control (ABC) Transforms the Global Travel Experience With More Than 2500 ABC eGates and APC Kiosks Deployed In Airports, Seaports, and Land Borders Worldwide 2Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 2Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 3Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 4
... Researchers have experimentally shown that some species of reef ... that stealthily attack them from behind and take a ... The study, published online on November 4 in ... punishment ultimately serves all members of the reef fish ...
... R.I. [Brown University] Drop that doughnut. In a ... $3.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, health ... a low-priced, fresh produce market within workplaces will motivate ... been no other studies like this," said Kim Gans, ...
... critical processes within the body, including muscle contraction, the ... calcium can be a bad thing. In excess, it ... severe muscle weakness, a fatal reaction to anesthesia or ... the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) at the Department ...
Cached Biology News:To punish or not to punish: Lessons from reef fish and saber-tooth blennies 2To punish or not to punish: Lessons from reef fish and saber-tooth blennies 3Would convenient access to affordable fresh produce improve eating habits? 2Would convenient access to affordable fresh produce improve eating habits? 3X-rays offer first detailed look at hotspots for calcium-related disease 2
... SpeedVac™ Concentrators set the standard for sample concentration ... with large chamber uses a combination of centrifugal ... in a single run. , SC210A comes equipped ... for long lasting chemical compatibility ...
Digital display of time, vacuum and temperature , Dual vacuum control of ramping rate and ultimate level , Comes complete with RH40-12 (40 x 1.5 ml) Rotor and (2) Glass Condensation Flasks. ...
... series of vacuum concentrators/centrifugal evaporators offers a ... to rapid and safe concentration of heat-labile ... with oil-free or high vacuum pumps, a ... selection of rotors (eliminating sample loss by ...
... George Paxinos Affiliation: School of Psychology, The University ... Affiliation: Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia This ... of the rat brain. It is a ... revison and extension of the compact 3rd edition. ...
Biology Products: