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IP Roundup: Siemens, Harvard University, Callida Genomics, Gamida for Life, Cellscape, and More


Title: Module for processing a biological sample, biochip kit, and use of the module.
Patent Number: 8,771,609
Filed: Jan. 16, 2007
Lead Inventor: Thomas Ehben, Siemens

Title: Microfluidic platforms for multi-target detection.
Patent Number: 8,771,938
Filed: Oct. 7, 2008
Lead Inventor: Hsueh-Chia Chang, University of Notre Dame

Title: Array for detecting microbes.
Patent Number: 8,771,940
Filed: May 28, 2009
Lead Inventor: Gary Andersen, University of California

Title: Methods for making nucleotide probes for sequencing and synthesis.
Patent Number: 8,771,950
Filed: Aug. 7, 2008
Lead Inventor: George Church, Harvard University

Title: Sequencing using a predetermined coverage amount of polynucleotide fragments.
Patent Number: 8,771,957
Filed: Aug. 23, 2013
Lead Inventor: Radoje Drmanac, Callida Genomics

Title: Nucleotide sequence from amplicon subfragments.
Patent Number: 8,771,958
Filed: Aug. 23, 2013
Lead Inventor: Radoje Drmanac, Callida Genomics

Title: Screening assays and methods.
Patent Number: 8,772,049
Filed: Aug. 6, 2013
Lead Inventor: Christopher Love, Harvard University

Title: Methods and apparatus for screening and detecting multiple genetic mutations.
Patent Number: 8,772,467
Filed: Oct. 7, 2009
Lead Inventor: Ray Radtkey, Gamida for Life

Title: Method and device for identification of nucleated red blood cells from a maternal blood sample.
Patent Number: 8,774,488
Filed: March 11, 2011
Lead Inventor: Bhairavi Parikh, Cellscape

Title: Patterned flow-cells useful for nucleic acid analysis.
Patent Number: 8,778,848
Filed: June 8, 2012
Lead Inventor: Shengrong Lin, Illumina

Title: Microarray fabrication system and method.
Patent Number: 8,778,849
Filed: Oct. 26, 2012
Lead Inventor: Shane Bowen, Illumina

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