Navigation Links
Nanosys Licenses Nanowire Technology to QuantuMDx Group for Next Generation Diagnostic and Sequencing Technologies
Date:5/11/2009

PALO ALTO, Calif. and LONDON, May 11 /PRNewswire/ --Nanosys Inc. and QuantuMDx Group (QMDx) today announced that QMDx has signed a non-exclusive license agreement with Nanosys for several patents and patent applications related to the use of nanowires for biosensors.

The core intellectual property involves the use of nanowire-based field effect transistors (FETs) as biosensors, which were derived from the work of Dr. Charles Lieber, a professor of chemistry at Harvard, a pioneer in nanotechnology, and one of the founders of Nanosys.

Under terms of the agreement, QMDx has secured worldwide rights for the use of nanowires for DNA sequencing and detecting biomarkers associated with disease. In exchange, Nanosys has received an upfront license fee and downstream royalty payments. No other financial details of the deal were disclosed.

While Nanosys owns an extensive IP portfolio around multiple aspects of nanotechnology including nanowire compositions, nanowire synthesis and the use of nanowires and other nanostructures for diverse applications, QMDx will bring its proprietary molecular biology and microfluidic technologies to bear on using nanowire based field effect transistors (FETs) as highly responsive sensors of biomolecules. The power of Lieber's technology is that it permits accurate diagnosis and quantification of multiple biomarkers using a small biosensor that lends itself to 'Palm Top' diagnostic devices.

QMDx plans to manufacture and sell devices that are formatted to provide fast, accurate and cost effective point-of-care (POC) diagnosis of disease. Furthermore, QMDx plans to develop its DNA sequencing technology with its nanowire biosensors, to enter the genome sequencing market and pioneer the handheld sequencing market.

"Rapid and sensitive biomarker detection, performed at the point of care, at an affordable price point and to standards usually
'/>"/>

SOURCE Nanosys Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Global Med Technologies(R) Licenses 90th Site in the Southeastern U.S.
2. Implicit Licenses Clinical Stage Antibody Program From Lilly
3. Artemis Health Licenses Prenatal Cell-Free DNA Analysis Technology from Stanford University
4. BioWa Licenses POTELLIGENT(R) Technology to GlaxoSmithKline for Use in Antibody Development and Commercialization
5. Arizona Heart Innovative Technologies Licenses New Endovascular Device
6. Stem Cell Sciences Licenses Stem Cell Technology to Leading Provider of Genetically Modified Models for Pharmaceutical Research
7. Onyx Pharmaceuticals Licenses Rights to Novel Targeted Oncology Agent From BTG International
8. MedImmune Licenses Reverse Genetics Technology to Hungarys Omninvest for Use in Influenza Vaccine Development and Production
9. Access Pharmaceuticals Licenses MuGard to Milestone Biosciences, LLC for North America
10. Interleukin Genetics Licenses its PST(R) Genetic Test to OralDNA Labs
11. Addrenex Pharmaceuticals Licenses New Compound to Sciele Pharma for the Treatment of Hypertension and Other Potential Indications
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/22/2014)... , Aug. 22, 2014 Research and ... "Global and China Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) Industry Report ... The Global and China Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) Industry ... current state of the global gel permeation chromatography industry ... report provides a basic overview of the industry including ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 22, 2014 The identification of ... can be accelerated by exome sequencing. Built on ... the custom SeqCap EZ Developer system has been ... Watson will additionally present how he achieved coverage ... human and mouse exome kits. With over 236,000 ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... group at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland ... has developed a novel "man and machine" decision ... diagnostic aid was described in PLOS One ... is based on computer vision algorithms similar to ... visualization of only the diagnostically most relevant areas. ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the ... of His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, has ... of POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels’ Project LIBERTY cellulosic ethanol plant ... King will take part in the Grand Opening Ceremony ... a.m.-12:20 p.m. and tour the plant. POET-DSM is a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global and China Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) Industry Report 2014 2Efficient Identification of Protein-Coding Variants in a Model Organism Through Exome Sequencing, New Webinar Hosted by Xtalks 2A novel 'man and machine' decision support system makes malaria diagnostics more effective 2His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, to Attend Project LIBERTY opening 2His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, to Attend Project LIBERTY opening 3
... VisEn Medical Inc., a leader in fluorescence in vivo ... of its new Cat-K FAST (TM) ... with disease progression and therapeutic response in vivo . ... therapeutic target in a range of bone-related diseases, including cancer metastasis ...
... 7 Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) today ... from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its ... , , Bicalutamide Tablets are the generic version of ... of approximately $322 million for the 12 months ending March ...
... MATEO, Calif., July 7 King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: ... today announced that on July 2, 2009, King met with the ... Letter regarding the New Drug Application (NDA) for REMOXY(R). The ... to resubmit the REMOXY(R) NDA and to address all FDA comments ...
Cached Biology Technology:VisEn Launches New Cat-K FAST(TM) Fluorescence Molecular Imaging Agent 2King and Pain Therapeutics Announce REMOXY(R) NDA Update 2King and Pain Therapeutics Announce REMOXY(R) NDA Update 3
(Date:8/21/2014)... unknown process for harvesting energy and producing oxygen from ... University scientist has discovered. The discovery lays the foundation ... energy from the Sun, and understanding dense blooms like ... worldwide. A paper describing the discovery will be published ... journal Science on 21 August 2014. , ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... aimed at improving the food intake, health and quality ... is among three projects at the University of Waterloo ... Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). , Professor ... at Waterloo, and a Schlegel research chair in nutrition ... investigate why many Canadians living in long-term care homes ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Ever heard of the water window? It consists of ... are not absorbed by the water in biological tissues. ... develop coherent radiations within the water window. These could ... a high-contrast image of the biological samples or to ... study identifies the physical mechanism needed to efficiently generate ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis 2Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis 3Grants will fund landmark aging research at Waterloo 2Water window imaging opportunity 2
... to be satisfied? Less than half as much as ... snacking study. Using chocolate chips, apple pie, and potato ... Wansink designed a study to determine if people who ... hungrier or satisfied fifteen minutes after eating., ,Two groups ...
... in the American Chemical Society,s (ACS,) award-winning Global ... to improve the sensitivity of the test often used to ... possessions of passengers at airport security screening stations. Based ... ACS, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C , the ...
... Aviv Prof. Nathan Nelson of Tel Aviv University,s ... Center has been awarded the 2012 Israel Prize in ... awarded in Jerusalem on the eve of Israel,s Independence ... and molecular biology, Prof. Nelson is internationally renowned for ...
Cached Biology News:New American Chemical Society podcast: Boosting the sensitivity of airport security screening 2
Practical tool for easy, effective sealing of 0.2ml PCR tubes and plates using cap strips....
... by BioLegend, the Quansys Biosciences Q-Plex Array ... of cytokines/chemokines for human, mouse, and rat ... a fully quantitative ELISA-based test where 4 ... each well of a 96-well plate in ...
The strip cap tool is a used for properly seating 8- and 12-cap strips in microplates or strip tubes. A grooved channel on one side is designed to seat domed caps, while the flat edge on the opposite...
... The expertise that made the original Gene Pulser ... system available has been applied in the Gene ... The modular design of the Gene Pulser II ... accessory that has the widest range of settings ...
Biology Products: