In California, Life Technologies Corp. of Carlsbad has signed a licensing and supply agreement with Zymera Inc. of San Jose. Under terms of the agreement, the latter company will have rights to the former’s intellectual property related to quantum dots. The information will be used to create self-illuminating quantum dot products for in vivo imaging, biomarker discovery and biosensing applications.
- quantum dots
- Also known as QDs. Nanocrystals of semiconductor materials that fluoresce when excited by external light sources, primarily in narrow visible and near-infrared regions; they are commonly used as alternatives to organic dyes.
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