MWG Biotech Launches New Thermocycler After ABI Loses a European Patent Dispute | GenomeWeb

Applied Biosystems lost a patent dispute on PCR thermocyclers in Europe this month, buoying competitors, including German microarray maker MWG Biotech, which will launch a new thermocycler this week.

On March 12, the European Patent Office revoked Applera’s European patent No. 236 069 B1, entitled “Apparatus and method for performing automated amplification of nucleic acid sequences and assays using heating and cooling steps.”

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