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Applera, MDS, and ABI/MDS Scientific Sue Thermo Electron Over Mass Spec Patent

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (GenomeWeb News) - Applera, MDS, and Applied Biosystems/MDS Scientific Instruments have jointly filed a patent infringement complaint against Thermo Electron in US District Court for the District of Delaware.


The suit alleges that Thermo's mass spectrometer systems infringe US Patent No. 4,963,736, Thermo said in a statement released Wednesday, adding that the Waltham, Mass.-based company believes the primary focus of the lawsuit is Thermo's triple quadrupole mass spectrometers, which represent approximately 1 percent of its annual revenues.

The Scan

Response Too Slow, Cautious

A new report criticizes the global response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nature News reports.

Pushed a Bit Later

Novavax has pushed back its timeline for filing for authorization for its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Bloomberg.

AMA Announces Anti-Racism Effort

The Associated Press reports that the American Medical Association has released a plan to address systemic racism in healthcare.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on miRMaster 2.0, MutationTaster2021, LipidSuite

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