IP Roundup


Roche NimbleGen has received US Patent No. 7,846,660, "Microarrays having multiple oligonucleotides in single array features." The patent claims a method for synthesizing microarrays that have different oligonucleotides present within one feature area of the array. The method relies on techniques common to microarray synthesis, but limits the duration in which the selected feature areas on the array are initially dosed with light so as to only de-protect a calculated ratio of the compounds forming the array's binding layer.

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