The USPTO has recently published several noteworthy patent applications related to cell-based assays for drug discovery or functional genomics applications:

Title: Surrogate cell-based system and method for assaying the activity of hepatitis C virus NS3 protease

Number: 20050227226

Filed: May 27, 2005

Inventors: Charles Pellerin and Daniel Lamarre (Boehringer Ingelheim Canada)

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