Enigma Diagnostics Announces Signing of Patent Licenses With Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

21-Jul-2009 - United Kingdom

Enigma diagnostics Limited announced that it has signed two patent license agreements with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. (RMS).

The licenses signed on15 July 2009, provide Enigma full access under patents owned or licensed by RMS and its affiliates to practice HybProbe real-time PCR chemistry and melt analysis and will allow Enigma to commercialize HybProbe PCR tests for human and veterinary in vitro diagnostics on a worldwide basis. The two licenses with RMS complement Enigma's existing patent portfolio as well as intellectual property licensed by Celera Diagnostics for real-time PCR thermal cyclers.

Enigma is currently developing a series of highly multiplexed, HybProbe assays for its infectious disease programs including pandemic and seasonal influenza, chlamydia and MRSA. These tests will be combined with Enigma's revolutionary fully automated real-time PCR system, the Enigma ML (mini-laboratory), enabling fast and accurate 'test and treat' molecular diagnostics at point-of-care.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

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