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ABI Grants Eppendorf Thermal Cycler Patent License

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (GenomeWeb News) - Applied Biosystems has granted Eppendorf a worldwide license to a PCR thermal cycler patent, the companies said today in a statement.


The agreement grants Eppendorf the right to manufacture and sell real-time thermal cyclers related to US Patent No. 6,814,934 and foreign equivalents "in the research and applied fields," the statement said. Equivalents to this patent in Europe and Japan have been held invalid by respective patent offices, decisions which ABI's owner, Applera, has appealed.

The Scan

Bit of Each

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.