IP Roundup: Affymetrix; X-Body; OGT; Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology, and Research; Japan Science and Technology Agency | GenomeWeb

Affymetrix has received US Patent No. 8,372,576, "Miniaturized microparticles." The patent claims a method for forming encoded microparticles. One embodiment includes an encoded microparticle consisting of segments aligned along an axis, where the segments define a code for the microparticle; and an outer cuboid encapsulating the segments, where the segments are detectable through the outer cuboid.

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