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

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.