NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom said in its Form 10-K filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission this week that the US Patent and Trademark Office on March 12 declared a patent interference between US Patent No. 8,008,018 held by Verinata Health, now part of Illumina, and Sequenom's pending patent application No. 13/070,275. In February 2012, Verinata and Stanford University sued Sequenom alleging it infringes the patent through the offering of its MaterniT21 Plus test.

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Oct
02
Sponsored by
Roche

In the last few years several molecular testing methodologies — such as immunohistochemistry, PCR, and sequencing — have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to aid in the management of patients with lung cancer.  

Oct
04
Sponsored by
Agilent

This webinar will discuss the use of new software tools to support the diagnosis of CTFR-related disorders using next-generation sequencing.

Oct
10
Sponsored by
Philips Genomics

This webinar will provide a first-hand look at how the Dana-Farber Cancer Center is adapting its oncology care strategy in light of the rapidly evolving molecular landscape.

Oct
11
Sponsored by
ArcherDX

This webinar will discuss a validation study for a next-generation sequencing (NGS) assay for hematological malignancies (e.g., acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, and myeloproliferative neoplasms).