Company*
(Country; Symbol)

Company*

Type/Product Area

Terms/Details (Date)


Acacia Research
Corp.
(CBMX)

Toppan Printing Corp. (Japan; Pink Sheets:TONPF)

Multiyear alliance to develop and manufacture microarrays with an electrochemical detection approach

Toppan will pay CombiMatrix, a unit of Acacia, a $1M up-front fee and additional development and milestone payments (5/9)

Lynx Therapeutics Inc. (LYNX) and the Institute for Systems Biology

IBM Corp. (NYSE:IBM)

Collaboration to study how cells of the immune system respond to infectious diseases

Lynx's Massively Parallel Signature Sequencing technology will be used to generate gene expression profiles provided by the ISB for the study of inflammatory response to microbial infection; IBM will provide middleware for managing and analyzing the data (6/5)

MWG Biotech AG (Germany; FSE:NWUG)

Hitachi Software Engineering (Japan; Pink Sheets:HCHIF)

Agreement for MWG to license rights to DNA microarrays based on its Oligo Set technology for Japanese sales to Hitachi

Hitachi will use the sets of complete human and mouse genomes for its range of microarrays (5/6)

RTS Life Science International* (UK)

Syrrx Inc.*

Partnership to develop and market the HTSB Factory, which is integrated instrumentation for high-throughput structural biology

Financial terms were not disclosed (5/1)


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