NEW YORK, June 26 -Cepheid said today it had won a patent for the optical detection system used with its I-CORE technology.
The patent, No. 6,565,815, covers aspects of the optics in the I-CORE system that allow accurate detection of multiple DNA molecules at once in a single reaction chamber.
The I-CORE, or Integrated Cooling/heating Optical Reaction system, is designed for the amplification and detection of nucleic acids, and is integrated into the company's Smart Cycler and GeneXpert systems.
Cepheid said it has nine other issued patents for its technology.