Suntory of Osaka, Japan, has received European Patent No. 1790733, “Screening method and screening apparatus using micro-chamber array.” The patent claims a method and apparatus for screening a microorganism or protein by using a micro-chamber array. According to the patent’s abstract, a protein or microorganism is screened by using a base plate containing micro-chambers arranged in the form of an array. The protein or microorganism is then detected by fluorescence produced by an enzyme reaction of the protein.


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