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IP Roundup: Rheonix, Samsung, Intel, Postech, Robert Bosch, and WARF


Title: Microfluidic pump and valve structures and fabrication methods.
Patent Number: 8,646,482
Filed: Aug. 12, 2010
Lead Inventor: Peng Zhou, Rheonix

Title: Microarray reaction device and method of making the same.
Patent Number: 8,647,591
Filed: Jan. 17, 2011
Lead Inventor: Won-seok Chung, Samsung Electronics

Title: Method and apparatus for combined electrochemical synthesis and detection of analytes.
Patent Number: 8,647,821
Filed: Dec. 22, 2012
Lead Inventor: Hernan Castro, Intel

Title: Polynucleotide synthesis on a modified surface.
Patent Number: 8,647,823
Filed: Jan. 22, 2007
Lead Inventor: Joon-Won Park, Postech Foundation

Title: Array with extended dynamic range and associated method.
Patent Number: 8,648,016
Filed: Feb. 8, 2010
Lead Inventor: Sam Kavusi, Robert Bosch GmbH

Title: Peptide-presenting surfaces for long-term culture of pluripotent cells.
Patent Number: 8,648,170
Filed: Sept. 18, 2009
Lead Inventor: Laura Kiessling, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.