Navigation Links
Sigma-Aldrich, Oxford BioMedica and Open Biosystems Settle Patent Dispute Over Use of LentiVector Technology in Research Reagents
Date:3/7/2008


ST. LOUIS, March 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

From: Jai P. Nagarkatti, President and CEO

Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL), Oxford BioMedica (LSE: OXB) and Open Biosystems, Inc., a privately held corporation, have jointly announced a confidential settlement of their patent litigation. Sigma-Aldrich and Oxford BioMedica agreed to dismiss the lawsuit brought against Open Biosystems. Open Biosystems agreed to dismiss its counterclaims in the lawsuit. As part of the settlement Open Biosystems will acquire certain license rights under the Oxford BioMedica patents for use of the LentiVector technology in research activities. Other details of the agreement have not been disclosed

About Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and High Technology company. Its biochemical and organic chemical products and kits are used in scientific and genomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development, the diagnosis of disease and as key components in pharmaceutical and other high technology manufacturing. The Company has customers in life science companies, university and government institutions, hospitals, and in industry. Over one million scientists and technologists use its products. Sigma-Aldrich operates in 36 countries and has 7,900 employees providing excellent service worldwide. Sigma-Aldrich is committed to Accelerating Customer Success through Leadership in Life Science, High Technology and Service.

About Oxford BioMedica plc: Oxford BioMedica (LSE: OXB) is a biopharmaceutical company specializing in cancer immunotherapy and gene-based therapies. The Company was established in 1995, as a spin-out from Oxford University, and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The Company has a platform of gene delivery technologies, which are based on highly engineered viral systems. Its lead product candidate is TroVax(R), an immunotherapy for multiple solid cancers, which is licensed to sanofi-aventis for global development and commercialization. TroVax is in Phase III development. Oxford BioMedica has three other products in clinical development, including ProSavin(R), a novel gene-based treatment for Parkinson's disease, in a Phase I/II trial. The Company is underpinned by over 80 patent families, which represent one of the broadest patent estates in the field.

About LentiVector(R) technology: Oxford BioMedica's LentiVector technology represents one of the most advanced gene delivery systems currently available. The technology is protected by multiple patents that cover the use of highly engineered lentiviruses as vectors for gene delivery. The LentiVector system has been shown to achieve safe and long- term gene transfer to a broad range of dividing and non-dividing cell types, including neurons and retinal cells, in a stable and efficient fashion. Licensed users of the technology include Biogen Idec, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck & Co and Pfizer.

About Open Biosystems: Open Biosystems, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets genomic research tools to scientists and researchers in corporate, academic and government laboratories. These research tools provide investigators with standardized high-quality genes, RNAi and antibodies for interrogating gene function in relation to oncology, neuroscience and metabolic disorders. Founded in 2001, Open Biosystems is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama.

Cautionary Statement: This release contains forward-looking statements relating to future performance, goals, strategic actions and initiatives and similar intentions and beliefs and other statements regarding the Companies' expectations, goals, beliefs, intentions and the like, which involve assumptions regarding the Companies' operations and conditions in the markets the Companies serve. The Companies do not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Richard A. Keffer

Vice President & General Counsel

314-286-4773


'/>"/>
SOURCE Sigma-Aldrich
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Oxford Finance Corporation Closes $7 Million Debt Facility with Othera Pharmaceuticals
2. Sir Walter Bodmer Joins Oxford Genome Sciences Scientific Advisory Board
3. Sigma-Aldrich and Oxford BioMedica Win Key Ruling in Open Biosystems Patent Infringement Dispute
4. Oxford Genome Sciences Appoints Chris Hibberd to its Board of Directors
5. Oxford Finance Corporation and GE Healthcare Financial Services Reaffirm Commitment to Biotech Sector in Europe
6. Oxford Genome Sciences and Amgen to Jointly Discover Novel Therapeutic Antibodies in Cancer
7. Serica Technologies Expands Facilities in Massachusetts, Combines State-Of-The-Art Textile Engineering and Biomedical Manufacturing
8. CryoLife Signs Distribution Agreement for Inclusion of BioGlue(R) Surgical Adhesive in Hernia Repair Kit with Proxy Biomedical Surgical Meshes
9. Verax Biomedical Receives 510 (k) Clearance from FDA for Platelet PGD Test
10. SLIM Search, Inc. Sponsors Next Generation Sequencing Conference for the Biomedical Market
11. NCIIA Announces Launch of 4th Annual Student Biomedical Innovation Competition
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... announced today that they have entered into a multiyear collaboration to identify and ... researchers with additional tools for gene editing across all applications. , Under the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... launched Rosalind™, the first-ever genomics analysis platform specifically designed for life science ... in honor of pioneering researcher Rosalind Franklin, who made a major contribution ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... 11, 2017 , ... ComplianceOnline’s Medical Device Summit is back for its 4th ... in San Francisco, CA. The Summit brings together current and former FDA office bearers, ... and government officials from around the world to address key issues in device compliance, ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Disappearing forests and increased emissions are the main causes of ... year. Especially those living in larger cities are affected by air pollution related diseases. ... most pollution-affected countries globally - decided to take action. , “I knew I had ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:10/4/2017)... Oct. 4, 2017  GCE Solutions, a global clinical research organization ... document anonymization solution on October 4, 2017. Shadow is designed to ... comply with policy 0070 of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in ... ... ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... , July 20, 2017 Delta (NYSE: DAL ) ... any Delta aircraft at Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). ... Delta launches biometrics to board ... Delta,s biometric boarding ... Club is now integrated into the boarding process to allow eligible ...
(Date:6/14/2017)... IBM ) is introducing several innovative partner startups at ... between startups and global businesses, taking place in ... startups will showcase the solutions they have built with IBM ... France is one of the most ... increase in the number of startups created between 2012 and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):