Samsung Electronics of Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, has received US Patent No. 6,924,111, "Microarray substrate comprising patterned photoresist film with spot regions, microarray, and method of detecting target material." The patented invention provides a microarray substrate capable of preventing the nonspecific binding of a target material even when a compound such as a blocking material is not used, according to the patent.

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