BioImage has been awarded US Patent No. 6,818,443, “Fluorescent proteins.”
Inventors listed on the patent are Ole Thastrup, Søren Tullin, Lars Kongsbak Poulsen, and Sara Petersen Bjørn.
According to its abstract, the patent protects novel variants of the fluorescent protein GFP having improved fluorescent properties.
Tecan has been awarded US Patent No. 6,818,435, “Microfluidics devices and methods for performing cell-based assays.”