BASF press release 10/4/2010
Baseclick GmbH, a spin-off from BASF SE and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, has signed licensing agreements with Integrated DNA Technology (IDT), Ella Biotech and metabion to provide click chemistry labeling of DNA. European Patent Office has granted the this patent to baseclick GmbH effective on 9/1/2010.
Based on Sharpless click chemistry and developed by Prof. Thomas Carell of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany, the baseclick technology allows labeling multiple dyes on DNA strands in a sequence-specific manner. Baseclick GmbH has obtained a worldwide license for click chemistry from The Scripps Research Institute.
Applications include analyses for pathogens and detection of mutations in human, animal and plant genomes. A related report is available "Notable oligonucleotide modification using click chemistry".