IP Roundup: Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Affymetrix, Olympus, Akonni Biosystems, and More | GenomeWeb

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia of Valencia, Spain, has received US Patent No. 8,236,367, "Method of chemically modifying polymer surfaces intended for immobilizing molecules." The method calls for the chemical modification of an optionally metallized polymer surface by treating the surface with a mercaptoalkanoic acid. The resulting surfaces may be used as solid supports for immobilizing biomolecules, such as nucleic acids, proteins, or membranes.

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