Cyntellect has been awarded US Patent 7,505,618, "Method and apparatus for selectively targeting specific cells within a cell population."
The inventors listed on the patent are Bernhard Palsson, Manfred Koller, and Timothy Eisfeld.
As stated in its abstract, the patent provides a method and apparatus for selectively identifying, and targeting with an energy beam, specific cells within a cell population, for the purpose of inducing a response in the targeted cells. The present invention can identify and affect every detectable cell in a population, without substantially affecting non-targeted cells within the mixture.
The University of Michigan has been awarded US Patent 7,504,234, "Assays for S-adenosylmethionine (AdoMet)-dependent methyltransferase activity."
The inventors listed on the patent are Raymond Trievel, Evys Collazo-Santiago, and Jean-Francois Couture.
The patent relates to coupled enzyme assays, according to its abstract. In particular, the patent provides a coupled fluorescent assay for detection of S-adenosylmethionine-dependent methyltransferase activity and S-adenosylhomocysteine hydrolase enzyme activity.