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BioDiscovery of Marina del Ray, Calif., has been awarded US Patent Number 6,349,144, “Automated DNA Array Segmentation and Analysis.” The patent covers image processing methods for microarray image analysis — a key feature of the company’s ImaGene software.

“This patent is based on pioneering work in the application of novel image processing methods for improving and solving the unique issues present in microarray images,” Soheil Shams, CEO of BioDiscovery, stated.

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