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IP Roundup: Aushon Biosystems, CapitalBio, Academica Sinica, and Akonni Biosystems


Title: Continual flow pin washer.
Patent Number: 8,679,262
Filed: Aug. 20, 2012
Lead Inventor: Peter Honkanen, Aushon Biosystems

Title: Testing method of nucleic acid binding protein based on biochip.
Patent Number: 8,680,016
Filed: Nov. 23, 2004
Lead Inventor: Wei Shao, CapitalBio

Title: Glycan arrays on PTFE-like aluminum coated glass slides and related methods.
Patent Number: 8,680,020
Filed: July 5, 2009
Lead Inventor: Chi-Huey Wong, Academica Sinica

Title: Microarray system.
Patent Number: 8,680,025
Filed: May 9, 2008
Lead Inventor: Christopher Cooney, Akonni Biosystem

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