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IP Roundup: Andalyze, Affymetrix, IBM


Title: Sensor housing and reagent chemistry.
Patent Number: 8,815,156
Filed: July 19, 2010
Lead Inventor: Debapriya Mazumdar, Andalyze

Title: Combinatorial affinity selection.
Patent Number: 8,815,510
Filed: Feb. 17, 2012
Lead Inventor: Stephen Fodor, Affymetrix

Title: Magnetic nanoparticle detection across a membrane.
Patent Number: 8,815,610
Filed: Oct. 15, 2010
Lead Inventor: David Berman, IBM

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.