NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Roche's 454 business has sued Thermo Fisher's Ion Torrent, claiming the company infringes three patents it holds related to sample prep methods prior to sequencing DNA.

Roche is suing Ion Torrent for infringing US Patent Nos. 7,323,305; 8,748,102; and 8,765,380 — all of which relate to emulsion PCR, which both companies use in the sample prep processes for their respective sequencing technologies.

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