Corning

Title: Single-cell label-free assay.
Patent Number: 8,703,428
Filed: May 28, 2008
Lead Inventor: Ye Fang, Corning

Stanford University of Palo Alto, Calif., 8,614,056, "Microfluidic method for measurement or detection involving cells or biomolecules." The patent relates to devices for detecting or determining the concentration of of biomolecules.

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

Schott, a Jena, Germany-based provider of array surfaces, kits, and reagents, has tapped Applied Microarrays to serve as its distributor in North America.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Becton Dickinson this week completed the sale of its Discovery Labware business to Corning for approximately $720 million in cash. The sale excludes BD's Advanced Bioprocessing platform.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals of Tarrytown, NY, has received US Patent No. 8,255,167, "Non-hypergeometric overlap probability." Methods are provided for determining the probability that the size of an overlap gene set from two different microarrays occurs by chance.

Corning has launched its Axygen IMAG handheld magnetic bead separation devices, which can be used in DNA purification for next-gen sequencing library preparation.

BD Diagnostics this week launched the BD Max ExK DNA-1, ExK DNA-2, and ExK DNA-3 open system extraction kits; and the BD Max DNA MMK (SPC) and DNA MMK open system master mix kits.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific this week said that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.13 per share. It's payable on Oct. 15, to shareholders of record as of Sept. 17.

Fluidigm of South San Francisco, Calif., has received US Patent No. 8,168,139, "Recirculating fluidic network and methods for using the same." The patent provides a variety of microfluidic devices and methods for conducting assays and syntheses.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.