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Oxford Immunotec, Qiagen settle patent litigation

Executive Summary

Oxford Immunotec Global PLC and Qiagen NV have settled patent infringement litigation surrounding Qiagen's QuantiFERON-TB Gold and QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus tests for tuberculosis. Under the settlement, Oxford received a payment of $27.5mm and granted Qiagen a royalty-free, non-exclusive license extending to current and future customers of the products. Qiagen gained the QuantiFERON in vitro diagnostic technology through its $355mm acquisition of Cellectis in 2011. The platform can provide information on the activity of the cell-mediated function of the immune system from whole blood samples.
Deal Industry
  • Biotechnology
  • In Vitro Diagnostics
    • Molecular Diagnostics & Genetic Testing
Deal Status
  • Final
Deal Type
  • Alliance
    • Marketing-Licensing

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