The University of California, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and the State of Oregon have been awarded US Patent No. 6,780,975, “Long wavelength engineered fluorescent proteins.”

Inventors listed on the patent are: Roger Tsien, James Remington, Andrew Cubitt, Roger Heim, and Mats Ormo.

According to its abstract, the patent describes engineered fluorescent proteins, nucleic acids encoding them, and methods of use.

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