NEW YORK, March 15 - Applied Biosystems and MDS on Friday said they have won a patent infringement suit filed against Micromass UK and will walk away with $47.5 million in damages.

The Federal District Court in Wilmington, in Delaware, has ruled that Micromass' Quattro Ultima systems, which includes the MassTRANSIT version, infringe ABI's and MDS' US Patent No. 4,963,736.

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