Nanogen Inc, developer of molecular and rapid diagnostic products, announced today that it has signed an end user license agreement (EULA) with Quest Diagnostics for use of the Company’s proprietary MGB Probe technology in human in vitro diagnostic testing.

Under the licensing agreement, Quest Diagnostics will have rights to use and sell products and services incorporating the MGB Probe technology. Terms of the EULA include an upfront fee and royalties paid on tests sold using the licensed technology.

“We’re proud that Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leader in diagnostic testing, is using our proprietary minor groove binder (MGB) technology and incorporating it into some of their laboratory developed molecular tests,” said Merl Hoekstra, Nanogen’s VP of corporate and business development. “We’re proud of the growing reputation and the expanding base of licensed end users of our technology.”

The Company’s MGB Probe technology is broadly licensed in the research and clinical fields and accounts for a majority of the Company’s revenue today. Nanogen has more than 40 reagent and kit products sold for in vitro diagnostic use under the MGB Alert® and Q-PCR Alert™ brands. End users who use or would like to use our proprietary technology should contact our licensing group to obtain a EULA.