IP Roundup


IBM has received US Patent No. 7,740,472, "Method and device for flowing a liquid on a surface." The patent describes a device for flowing liquid across a surface. Liquid is supplied to one end of the flow path and pressure is applied to retain the liquid on the surface. The liquid is then received from the other end of the flow path and pressure is applied to continuously draw the liquid from one end of the surface to the other. According to the patent, the claimed devices could be used in surface patterning.

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360Dx reports that the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would cover next-generation sequencing-based cancer panel tests.

The Washington Post reports that a meteorologist is being considered as presidential science and technology advisor.

In PNAS this week: precision medicine strategy to screen for disease risk, genome evolution in Haemophilus influenzae, and more.

Researchers have developed a PCR-based assay to gauge whether manatees are present in waters.

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