NGK Insulators, Qiagen, Zyomyx


NGK Insulators of Nagoya, Japan, has received US Patent Number 6,365,378, “Method for producing DNA chip.” The patent covers a method wherein a DNA fragment is amplified by PCR, then the product is dried into a DNA powder. This powder is then added to sample-pouring ports in micropipettes of a dispenser, and a buffer solution is poured from the port into a cavity to prepare a sample solution. This solution is then discharged by an actuator onto a base plate.


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