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CombiMatrix Shares Jump 12 Percent on European Patent Award

NEW YORK, March 16 (GenomeWeb News) - Shares of CombiMatrix were up 12.4 percent, or $.24, at $2.18 in afternoon trading after parent Acacia announced that the European patent office had granted CombiMatrix a patent titled "self-assembling arrays" (EP1185363B1).

 

The patent was registered in Germany, France, Spain, Great Britain, and Italy, the company said in a statement.

 

A corresponding patent is pending in the US.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

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For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.