Harvard Licenses Technology To Start-Up | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 86 Issue 25 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 23, 2008

Harvard Licenses Technology To Start-Up

Department: Business

Harvard University has licensed paper-based microfluidic "lab-on-a-chip" technology, developed in the lab of professor George M. Whitesides, to Diagnostics-For-All, a new nonprofit company. Founded by Whitesides and colleagues, DFA plans to develop low-cost and easy-to-use colorimetric tests for health care providers in the developing world. Harvard has granted DFA the option to license the technology royalty-free for not-for-profit purposes. James J. Barber, former CEO of biopolymer developer Metabolix, is DFA's executive director.

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