Sequenom acquires rights to Optherion's AMD genetic tests

February 2010
Medical Device Daily;2/10/2010, Vol. 14 Issue 27, p3
The article reports on the exclusive worldwide licensing agreement reached by Sequenom with Optherion in February 2010. It states that the deal will allow the Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine the rights to manufacture and market diagnostic tests to predict genetic predisposition to late stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Other components of the deal are presented. Other topics discussed include the treatment goal of Sequenom and the benefits of the deal to both companies.


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