Roche on signed licensing agreements for Hepatitis C immunodiagnostics with Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. and Novartis

Swiss-based pharmaceutical group Roche on  signed licensing agreements for Hepatitis C immunodiagnostics with Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. and Novartis

Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics is owned by Johnson & Johnson. Roche, Ortho-Clinical and Novartis also agreed to settle all litigation related to licensed patents. Under the licensing agreement, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics and Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics have granted Roche Diagnostics a worldwide royalty bearing license under their broad patent portfolio for Hepatitis C virus in the field of immuno-diagnostics.