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Abbott Molecular Licenses Affy s CGH Microarray Patents

NEW YORK, April 5 (GenomeWeb News) - Affymetrix has licensed a number of patents to
Abbott Molecular, a division of Abbott, the company said today.


The non-exclusive agreement allows Abbott to manufacture and sell comparative genomic hybridization microarrays, readers, and software for research and diagnostics.


Affymetrix did not disclose details of the license.

The Scan

Missed Early Cases

A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports.

Limited Journal Editor Diversity

A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist.

How Much of a Threat?

Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned.

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