Affymetrix received US Patent No. 6,495,320, “Even length proportional amplification of nucleic acids.” The patent covers a method for the even length proportional amplification of nucleic acids.


Genomic Solutions of Ann Arbor, Mich., was granted US Patent No. 6,496,309, “Automated, CCD-based DNA micro-array imaging system.”

The patent covers a system that may be used for the automated acquisition, compilation, and analysis of images of fluorescently labeled samples of different types, including fluorescently labeled gene chip arrays.

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