General Electric has been awarded US Patent No. 8,880,351, "Method and apparatus for analysis of tissue microarrays."
Ali Can, Michael Gerdes, Musodiq Bello, Xiaodong Tao, and Maximilian Seel are named as the inventors.
Luminex has been awarded US Patent No. 8,877,511, "Method and system for manufacture and use of macroporous beads in a multiplex assay."
Jason Bedre, Don Chandler, and Ben Mize are named as the inventors.
The University of Tokyo has been awarded US Patent No. 8,877,443, "Method and kit for evaluation of predisposition to development of obesity, anti-obesity agent and method for screening thereof, non-human animal, adipose tissue, adipocyte, method for production of transgenic mouse, antigen, and antibody."
Satoshi Inoue, Tomohiko Urano, Yasuyoshi Ouchi, and Masataka Shiraki are named as the inventors.