NimbleGen Systems, Invitrogen, Hitachi Sofware Engineering | GenomeWeb

NimbleGen Systems of Madison, Wis., has received US Patent No. 7,037,659, "Apparatus for constructing DNA probes having a prismatic and kaleidoscopic light homogenizer." The patent claims an apparatus for constructing arrays of DNA sequences using the image of a micromirror array projected on a reaction site. According to the patent's abstract, the sequence is created by a uniform beam of light produced by a homogenizer formed of a prismatic refractive element followed by a kaleidoscopic element.

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