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Dolomite Announces Microdroplet IP Licence Arrangements With Japan Science and Technology Agency  
8/23/2012 10:28:04 AM

Royston, UK (23th August 2012) – Microfluidics expert Dolomite is pleased to announce it is now a licensee of Japan Science and Technology Agency (“JST”) under JST’s microdroplet generation technology. Dolomite is authorised to grant sub- licences under JST’s microdroplet generation technologies.

Dolomite offers a wide range of Droplet-forming devices featuring different junction geometries, channel sizes and surface properties. Droplet based microfluidics is ideal for a wide range of applications, including compartmentalised chemistry, single cell analysis, high throughput screening, droplet PCR and emulsion studies. As a licensee of JST's microdroplet generation technology patent families WO2002/068104 and WO2005/089921, our customers may purchase and freely use Dolomite droplet chips for R&D purposes.

As part of the IP agreement, Dolomite is authorised to grant sub-licences under JST’s microdroplet generation technologies. Through the innovative use of our web shop, end-users can obtain sub-licences very simply, using only a credit card. Licences are issued on a per chip basis, and may be purchased in any quantity from one to one million. Dolomite CEO Andrew Lovatt commented: “We are very pleased to be able to offer this IP-licensing service to our clients, enabling them to continue with their droplet research free from concerns about violating this fundamental IP”.

For further information on Dolomite’s range of IP services, as well as a complete portfolio of microfluidic products including chips, pumps, valves and custom devices please visit www.dolomite-microfluidics.com.

The Dolomite Centre Limited

Established in 2005 as the world’s first Microfluidic Application Centre, Dolomite focused on working with customers to turn their concepts for microfluidic applications into reality. Today, Dolomite is the world leader in solving microfluidic problems. With offices in the UK and US and distributors throughout the rest of the world, its clients range from universities developing leading-edge analytical equipment, to manufacturers of chemical, life sciences and clinical diagnostics systems.

Dolomite is pioneering the use of microfluidic devices for small-scale fluid control and analysis, enabling manufacturers to develop more compact, cost-effective and powerful instruments. By combining specialist glass, quartz and ceramic technologies with knowledge of high performance microfluidics, Dolomite is able to provide solutions for a broad range of application areas including environmental monitoring, clinical diagnostics, food and beverage, nuclear, agriculture, petrochemical, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. Furthermore Dolomite's in-house micro-fabrication facilities that include clean rooms and precision glass processing facilities allow to prototype and test all solutions rapidly which ensures a faster development cycle and reduces the time to market.

For more information please visit www.dolomite-microfluidics.com.

Japan Science and Technology Agency (“JST”)

JST is an independent administrative institution of Japan whose mission is to promote science and technology in order to advance the national welfare and prosperity. Its activities include promotion of innovation by offering the results of research activities of Japanese academia to industries.