Gene Patents

For those following Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s challenge to the validity of certain gene patents in the Federal Court (T-2249-14 – see earlier post), CHEO has announced a settlement:  “the patent holder Transgenomic has agreed to provide CHEO and all other Canadian public sector hospitals and laboratories the right to test Canadians for Long QT syndrome on a not-for-profit basis”.

The plaintiff has also posted a copy of the settlement agreement (PDF) and a license for other Canadian institutions.

(h/t Richard Gold via Twitter)