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IP Roundup: J&J, Autogenomics, Panasonic, Tufts, Immucor, Harvard, Iris Biotechnology, and Others


Title: Fluorescence reader
Patent Number: 8,691,153
Filed: March 22, 2007
Lead Inventor: Tomas Lindstrom, J&J

Title: Concurrent analysis of multiple patient samples using solid phase addressable multiplex test with high signal-to-noise ratio.
Patent Number: 8,691,598
Filed: Dec. 13, 2007
Lead Inventor: Nanibhushan Dattagupta, Autogenomics

Title: Biomolecule substrate, and test and diagnosis methods and apparatuses using the same.
Patent Number: 8,691,560
Filed: Oct. 1, 2010
Lead Inventor: Mitsuaka Oshimi, Panasonic

Title: Self-encoding sensor with microspheres.
Patent Number: 8,691,591
Filed: March 25, 2013
Lead Inventor: David Walt, Tufts College

Title: Method of making a microbead array with attached biomolecules.
Patent Number: 8,691,594
Filed: Oct. 31, 2012
Lead Inventor: Michael Seul, Immucor

Title: Reaction discovery system.
Patent Number: 8,651,729
Filed: Jan. 9, 2008
Lead Inventor: David Liu, Harvard College

Title: Microparticles with enhanced covalent binding capacity and their uses.
Patent Number: 8,691,594
Filed: June 7, 2010
Lead Inventor: Xinwen Wang, Immucor

Title: Artificial intelligence system for genetic analysis.
Patent Number: 8,693,751
Filed: Jan. 12, 2012
Lead Inventor: Glenn Osborn, Iris Biotechnology

Title: Method and apparatus for imaging of features on a substrate.
Patent Number: 8,692,876
Filed: July 8, 2009
Lead Inventor: Auguste Genovesio, Institut Pasteur Korea

Title: Method of identifying virtual representations of nucleotide sequences.
Patent Number: 8,694,263
Filed: May 21, 2004
Lead Inventor: Michael Wigler, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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