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Ciphergen Gets Two Patents for Protein Profiling Technology

NEW YORK, June 26 - Ciphergen said today it has been awarded two patents for its SELDI protein profiling technology.


The patents include European Patent EP 0 700 521 B1, which covers the devices, methods, and instruments of SELDI, or Surface Enhanced Laser Desorption, technology, and US Patent 6,579,719, which covers protein expression profiling using chromatographic surfaces and detecting them with laser desorption mass spectrometry.


Ciphergen has exclusively licensed the first patent from Baylor College of Medicine, and is the sole owner of the US Patent.


"The European patent secures our rights to our core SELDI technology in Europe, and the U.S. patent supplements our basic U.S. patents with coverage for the most important ProteinChip technology application -- protein expression profiling -- which is at the heart of protein biomarker discovery," William Rich, President and CEO of Ciphergen, said in a statement.

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