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Applied Gene Technologies Wins US Patent for Hairpin Oligo Probes

NEW YORK, May 4 - Applied Gene Technologies yesterday said it has won a US patent for its stem-loop 'hairpin' probes.


According to San Diego-based Applied, the probes, essentially oligo probes that contain hairpin structures, improves analysis of sequence-specific nucleic-acid hybridization.


The probes "out-perform existing single-stranded probes for target hybridization by delivering a more stable target-probe complex, more efficient enzymatic reactions, more sensitivity to mismatches, and less non-specific binding of targets," the company said in a statement.


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