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Wyss Institute licenses nasal swab collection technology to Massachusetts-based startup

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The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Massachusetts-based startup Rhinostics announced today that the University’s sample collection swab and high-throughput automation technologies have been licensed to Rhinostics.

The company will further develop and commercialize automated and multiplexed solutions for processing nasal samples from people suspected to have COVID-19 or other respiratory infectious diseases. The license was coordinated by Harvard’s Office of Technology Development (OTD) in accordance with the University’s commitment to the COVID-19 Technology Access Framework.

The licensed technology was developed in a collaborative effort by researchers from Harvard’s Wyss Institute and HMS, building on previous work by Wyss Lead Staff Engineer Richard Novak, Ph.D., with the Institute’s Founding Director Donald Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., and work by Michael…

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