Life Science Start-Ups: Tech Transfer Deals, March 2014
This article was originally published in Start Up
Derived from Strategic Transactions, a fully searchable premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Tech Transfer Deals column provides a monthly update on technology transfer deals, reporting licensing agreements between companies and universities or other research institutions within the In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals sectors. This month’s column covers deals announced January through February 2014.
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