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Corning of Corning, NY, has received US Patent No. 7,998,414, "System for high throughput GPCR functional assay." A functional assay detection system for membrane-bound proteins is claimed. The system includes an array consisting of a porous substrate containing membranes on two sides; a fluorescent labeling reagent configured to couple to the membrane-bound proteins; a pulsed light assembly configured to excite the fluorescent labeling reagent; and a time-delayed imaging device configured to capture emitted fluorescence of the fluorescent labeling reagent.

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