On January 9, 2023, General Biomics, Inc. and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) announced an expansive and exclusive intellectual property licensing agreement across six areas of human health. The agreement will enable JAX to transfer hundreds of microbiome samples, as well as other materials, datasets, and related know-how--accrued by researcher George Weinstock, PhD, formerly the Director of Microbial Genomics and Professor and Evnin Family Chair at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine and Professor of Genetics and Genome Science at UConn Heath--to General Biomics. As part of this transaction, JAX will become a shareholder in General Biomics. General Biomics,located in the UConn Technology Incubator in Farmington, Connecticut, was founded in 2020 by Dr. Weinstock and Dr. Yanjiao Zhou, an Assistant Professor at UConn Health researching human disease through the microbiome. General Biomics’ mission is to deliver novel multi-omic solutions to human healthcare through knowledge of the human microbiome.
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