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Cepheid Wins US Patent for I-CORE Tech

NEW YORK, June 20 -Cepheid said today it had won a patent in the US for a reaction vessel to its I-CORE DNA amplification and detection technology.


The patent, No. 6,403,037, covers a technology that allows genetic material to be handled automatically. According to Cepheid, the vessel "can be filled with reaction fluid and sealed using conventional high-throughput pipetting equipment."


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The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

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In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more