NGK Insulators of Nagoya, Japan, has received US Patent No. 7,407,746, “Biochip and method for producing the same.” The patent claims a method for producing a biochip by: a) providing a substantially planar base plate; b) supplying, onto the upper surface of said base plate, a plurality of solution samples, each containing a capture used to specifically react with a specimen in order to obtain information on a structure or a function of the specimen; and c) supplying a solution containing no capture in accordance with an ink-jet system.

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