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IP Roundup: Molecular Devices, Northeastern U, Progenika, Illumina, U of California, Cargill, and Others


Title: Vibration control in scanners.
Patent Number: 8,665,500
Filed: April 13, 2009
Lead Inventor: Yuri Osipchuk, Molecular Devices

Title: Multi-biomarker biosensor.
Patent Number: 8,668,978
Filed: Sept. 2, 2010
Lead Inventor: Asanterabi Malima, Northeastern University

Title: Method and device for the detection of mutations in isolated gene sequences of the low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDL-r) which is associated with familial hypercholesterolemia.
Patent Number: 8,669,049
Filed: Jan. 21, 2004
Lead Inventor: Pedro Mata Lopez, Progenika Biopharma

Title: Compositions and methods for preparing oligonucleotide solutions.
Patent Number: 8,669,053
Filed: Sept. 11, 2009
Lead Inventor: John Stuelpnagel, Illumina

Title: Methods and articles for strand-specific polynucleotide detection with conjugated polymers.
Patent Number: 8,669,055
Filed: Oct. 12, 2010
Lead Inventor: Guillermo Bazan, University of California

Title: Compositions, methods, and systems for inferring bovine breed.
Patent Number: 8,669,056
Filed: Aug. 29, 2011
Lead Inventor: Sue DeNise, Cargill

Title: Bio-microarray and a substrate for use therewith.
Patent Number: 8,669,098
Filed: Oct. 6, 2010
Lead Inventor: Hideshi Hattori, Dai Nippon Printing

Title: Method of assembling a light sensor module using an intermediate layer, and light sensor module assembly including the same.
Patent Number: 8,669,553
Filed: Oct. 29, 2007
Lead Inventor: Patrick Hughes, SensL Technologies

The Scan

WHO Seeks Booster Pause

According to CNN, the World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on administering SARS-CoV-2 vaccine boosters until more of the world has received initial doses.

For Those Long Legs

With its genome sequence and subsequent RNAi analyses, researchers have examined the genes that give long legs to daddy longlegs, New Scientist says.

September Plans

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration is aiming for early September for full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on Targeting DNA Damage Response, TSMiner, VarSAn

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: genetic changes affecting DNA damage response inhibitor response, "time-series miner" approach, and more.