Brigham & Women s Hospital, The Regents of the University of California of Oakland, University of British Columbia of Vancouver, Seiko Epson, Qiagen, Yale University | GenomeWeb

Brigham & Women’s Hospital of Boston, Mass., has recieved US Patent No. 6,868,342, “Method and display for multivariate classification.” The patent covers an approach to data analysis for multivariate classification, particularly as used in medical diagnostics. The invention is in part an intuitive decision-making tool for rapid classification of “objects” like cell, tissue, or tumor samples from evaluation of many simultaneous “variables” (e.g., quantitative gene expression profiles).

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