NEW YORK, Aug. 28 – Pyrosequencing has won a pair of patents from the US government for its genetic analysis technology, the company said on Tuesday.

According to Uppsala, Sweden-based Pyrosequencing, both patents cover DNA sequencing based on real-time pyrophosphate detection. The first patent, 6,210,891, deals with methods for sequencing DNA “where the incorporated bases [are] coupled to the release of pyrophosphate and its detection via a light signal,” the company said in a statement.

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