Seattle-based Amnis has been issued eight U.S. patents over the last year and a half covering the “architecture, subsystems, algorithms, cell-probing techniques, and applications” of its ImageStream high-speed flow imaging system for cellular analysis, the company said on May 26.

Since the patents have been in the public domain for quite some time, the bigger news may have been that the company has also filed six new patents covering specific drug discovery, basic research, and diagnostic applications that can be performed using the instrument.

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