AmberGen

Universidad del Pais Vasco of Leioa-Vizcaya, Spain, has been awarded US Patent No. 8,486,637, "Methods and reagents for the detection of Salmonella spp."

MDxHealth and GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, both of Belgium, have been awarded US Patent No. 8,481,700, "Detection of MAGE-A expression."
Ilse Vlassenbroeck and Katja Bierau are named as inventors.

Panasonic of Osaka, Japan, has received US Patent Nos.

AmberGen is developing a microbead-based, multiplexed, in vitro pediatric allergy test. The diagnostic is designed to enable the detection of multiple allergen-specific IgE antibodies in blood, according to a company executive.

Microarray-Related NIH Grants, Jan. 1 – May 10, 2012

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – AmberGen will provide its proprietary photocleavable biotin reagent for the commercial use with SomaLogic's Somascan technology platform under a deal announced on Tuesday.

Winners of NCI's Bridge awards, which give up to $3 million to cross the biomedical business 'valley of death', include 20/20 GeneSystems, Ambergen, and Advanced Cell Diagnostics.

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Sequencing-Related US Patents Granted May 20 – June 23

Researchers test gene therapy targeting a different cancer protein in a new trial, the New York Times reports.

Pennsylvania State University researchers found that salivary microRNAs could predict which kids would have longer concussion symptoms, according to NPR.

The Associated Press reports Alex Azar, the new Department of Health and Human Services secretary nominee, made millions of dollars as a pharmaceutical executive.

In PNAS this week: immune profiling of breast cancer, transposable element patterns in rice, and more.