Calviri, Inc. Receives Exclusive Patent License to Immunosignature Technology, Strengthening Its Disease Diagnostic Capabilities

Calviri, Inc., a biotech startup focused on ending deaths from cancer, announces that Skysong Innovations, the intellectual property management company for Arizona State University (“ASU”), granted Calviri an exclusive license to ASU’s Immunosignature patent portfolio. The portfolio consists of multiple granted and pending patents for the use and optimization of immunosignatures as an antibody-based diagnostic platform in the United States and the rest of the world.

The Immunosignature Technology was invented and originally developed by Stephen Albert Johnston, now CEO of Calviri, and his colleagues at ASU. The platform uses hundreds of thousands of chemically diverse peptides to provide an unbiased profile of an individual’s antibody repertoire. It has been applied to both infectious and chronic diseases in published reports. Initially intended as simply a diagnostic tool to detect disease onset, additional work has shown its potential for measuring disease severity and response to therapies.

“Adding the Immunosignature Platform to

Read More

Quanterix Enters into a License Agreement that Grants Abbott Access to Portfolio of Bead-Based Technology Patents for Use in In Vitro Diagnostics

Quanterix Corporation (NASDAQ: QTRX), a company digitizing biomarker analysis to advance the science of precision health, today announced it has entered into a non-exclusive royalty-bearing license agreement with Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT), the global healthcare company. The non-exclusive license grants Abbott access to Quanterix’ portfolio of bead-based technology patents for use in in vitro diagnostic (IVD) applications.

Under the terms of the agreement, Quanterix will receive an initial license fee, milestone fees subject to the achievement by Abbott of future development, regulatory, and launch milestones and royalties on the sale of licensed products. To learn more about Quanterix, click here.

About Quanterix

Quanterix is a company that’s digitizing biomarker analysis with the goal of advancing the science of precision health. The company’s digital health solution, Simoa, has the potential to change the way in which healthcare is provided today by giving researchers the ability to closely examine the continuum from

Read More

Transform Materials Signs Technology License Agreement with DSM Nutritional Products

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Transform Materials, a sustainable chemical company that uses microwave plasma technology to convert natural gas into acetylene and hydrogen, has signed a global licensing agreement with DSM Nutritional Products Ltd. Under this agreement, DSM will use the patented Transform technology to produce certain vitamins, carotenoids, and nutritional ingredients, with Transform providing technical support to ensure success of the integration.

Transform has developed a highly selective, cost-effective, net-carbon-negative process that converts the methane in natural gas into high-value products suitable for direct use or downstream reactions.

“We transform methane into acetylene and hydrogen, critical precursors for the synthesis of high-value chemical end products, without using traditional techniques that form carbon dioxide. That means we can meet important future needs of the chemical industry without creating harmful greenhouse gases,” said David Soane Ph.D., CEO of Transform Materials. “An important benefit of our technology

Read More

Soteria Battery Innovation Group Signs Exclusive License and Option for a Battery Safety Technology by Oak Ridge National Laboratory

GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Soteria Battery Innovation Group (BIG) has exclusively licensed and optioned a technology developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory designed to eliminate thermal runaway in lithium ion batteries due to mechanical damage. The technology complements Soteria’s existing battery safety technology.

The licensed technology is for electrodes and foils for lithium ion batteries that are designed to break in a pre-defined geometry when the battery is physically damaged, effectively isolating the damaged part. This can minimize the associated generated heat and avoid thermal runaway, or uncontrolled increasing temperature, thus rendering the battery safe.

“This technology can dramatically improve battery safety upon mechanical, thermal and electrical damage,” said ORNL’s Jianlin Li, a principle investigator of the technology. “This can simplify battery design and lead to higher energy density and lower cost.”

Combining the technology with Soteria’s own current collector technology was selected

Read More

Micron yet to regain license to sell to Huawei, pressuring sales

(Reuters) – Micron Technology Inc has not yet obtained new licenses needed to sell its memory chips to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, which will cut its sales over the next two quarters, company executives said on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO: Micron Technology’s solid-state drive for data center customers is presented at a product launch event in San Francisco, U.S., October 24, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Nellis/File photo

Boise, Idaho-based Micron, one of the world’s biggest makers of DRAM chips, said it had previously obtained licenses from the U.S. government to sell chips for mobile phones and servers from its factories outside the United States to Huawei, which has been the target of U.S. restrictions on chip sales since last year.

Huawei accounted for about $600 million of Micron’s $6.06 billion in sales for the fiscal fourth quarter ended Sept. 3, or just under 10%.

But a new

Read More

Uber gets 18-month London license after winning court appeal

Uber can keep operating in London for another year and a half after winning its appeal of a decision by the British capital’s transit regulator not to renew its license.

The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company had challenged Transport for London’s decision in late 2019 not to renew its operating license over safety concerns involving impostor drivers.

Deputy Chief Magistrate Tan Ikram said Monday he found Uber to be “fit and proper” and granted the company an 18-month license extension, which comes with 21 conditions including providing regular, independent reports to authorities.

The company said the decision is a “recognition of Uber’s commitment to safety” and it will “continue to work constructively” with the regulator.

It’s a crucial legal victory in a lucrative European market as the company struggles to turn a profit. Uber posted a $1.8 billion loss in the latest quarter because millions of people stayed home amid the

Read More

Uber has won its battle to keep its London license

  • Uber has won the right to continue operating in London, one of its biggest markets globally.
  • Uber won an appeal against Transport for London (TfL) in court on Monday.
  • Transport for London revoked Uber’s license for the second time last year after “a pattern of failures” which it said put the safety of passengers at risk.
  • But the court ruled Uber was “fit and proper” to operate in the city.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Uber has won a court battle in London that secures its right to operate in the city.

A London court ruled on Monday morning in favor of Uber in its appeal against the city’s transport body, Transport for London (TfL). TfL revoked Uber’s license in November 2019 for the second time after it said drivers were using fake identities to pick up passengers.

The taxi-hailing app went to court on September 14 to

Read More

‘OpenAI should be renamed ClosedAI’: Reaction to Microsoft’s exclusive license of OpenAI’s GPT-3

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (right) and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman at the Microsoft campus last year, when the companies announced their partnership and a $1 billion investment in OpenAI by Microsoft. (Photo by Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures, for Microsoft.)

Microsoft this week gained an exclusive license to OpenAI’s GPT-3, the state-of-the-art language model garnering attention across the tech industry. Other companies will still be able to access the model through an Azure-hosted API, but only Microsoft will have access to GPT-3’s code and underlying advances. The deal follows Microsoft’s $1 billion investment last year in San Francisco-based OpenAI, which consists of the OpenAI Inc nonprofit founded four years ago and the for-profit OpenAI LP.

The implications of giving a tech giant such as Microsoft an exclusive license to GPT-3 raises questions and potential concerns. MIT Technology Review said this week that OpenAI was “supposed to benefit humanity,” and now

Read More

TikTok applies for Chinese license to export technology

Sept. 24 (UPI) — TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, requested permission from Beijing to export its technology, as the company’s executives work furiously to push through a deal with Oracle and Walmart before a November deadline.

The Chinese social media platform is making the move as SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son is expected to join the TikTok Global board, according to Fox Business.

Time is running out for TikTok if it wants to avert a shutdown in the United States. ByteDance’s application for an export license was submitted Thursday, the company said, according to CNBC and The Wall Street Journal.

ByteDance is complying with new Chinese regulations that restrict the export of technologies for “recommendation of personalized information services based on data analysis,” according to reports.

The regulations went into effect in August, as tensions grew with the United States over the status of Chinese tech firms. U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the

Read More

Huawei says Qualcomm applied for a license to sell it chips and will use them in smartphones if allowed

  • Huawei has been restricted from procuring chips for its smartphones due to U.S. sanctions.
  • American firms looking to sell to Huawei must get a license from the U.S. government in order to do so. 
  • Huawei said that Qualcomm has applied for a license to sell it chips and will use them in smartphones if permission is granted by the U.S. government. 



a close up of a sign: The logo of Chinese company Huawei at their main U.K. offices in Reading, west of London, on January 28, 2020.


© Provided by CNBC
The logo of Chinese company Huawei at their main U.K. offices in Reading, west of London, on January 28, 2020.

Huawei said that Qualcomm has applied for a license to sell it chips and will use them in smartphones if permission is granted by the U.S. government. 

Loading...

Load Error

China’s Huawei was put on a U.S. blacklist last year that restricted American businesses from selling products to the Chinese phonemaker. U.S. companies, including Qualcomm, were required to get a license from the government to export

Read More