NEW YORK, Jan 15 – Xanthon of Research Triangle Park, NC, is well on its way to commercializing its microelectric device for directly analyzing DNA, RNA, and proteins after receiving its fifth patent Monday, said Carol Golden, the company’s vice president of research and Development.

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