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The Business of DNA Nanotechnology: Commercialization of Origami and Other Technologies

School of Engineering, Institute for Bioengineering, University of Edinburgh, The King’s Buildings, Edinburgh, Scotland EH9 3DW, UK
Molecules 2020, 25(2), 377; (registering DOI)
Received: 27 November 2019 / Revised: 8 January 2020 / Accepted: 11 January 2020 / Published: 16 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emerging Trend in DNA Nanotechnology)
It is often argued that DNA nanotechnology has a multitude of possible applications. However, despite great advances in the understanding of the fundamental principles of the field, to date, there has been comparatively little commercial activity. Analysis of patent applications and company case studies suggests that this is now starting to change. The number of patent application filings is increasing, and new companies are being formed to exploit technologies based on nanoscale structures and devices made from DNA. There are parallels between the commercial developments in this field and those observed in other areas of innovation. Further commercialization is expected and new players will emerge. View Full-Text
Keywords: DNA nanotechnology; DNA origami; patents; commercialization DNA nanotechnology; DNA origami; patents; commercialization
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