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The technology is used to regulate temperature across a PCR plate.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Eppendorf said today that it has licensed patents covering gradient technology for thermal cyclers to SensoQuest, including German patent Nos. DE 19655282 and DE 19655141.

Eppendorf said recently that it has launched the Mastercycler Nexus X2 thermal cycler.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina today said that it has launched a partnership program aimed at developing automation methods for its TruSeq and Nextera Sample Preparation kits.

Eppendorf recently launched the Mastercycler Nexus X1, the latest addition to the company's Mastercycler range of PCR instruments.

IntegenX this week introduced the directional messenger RNA kit for automated next-generation sequencing library preparation on its Apollo 324 system.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Eppendorf this week opened its new UK headquarters in the Arlington Business Park in Stevenage.

The California Institute of Technology has received US Patent No. 8,252,539, "Microfabricated crossflow devices and methods." The patent describes a microfluidic device for analyzing or sorting biological materials, including polynucleotides and polypeptides, viruses, and cells.

Qiagen has been awarded US Patent No. 8,247,545, "Device and a process for the isolation of nucleic acids."
Metin Colpan is named as inventor on the patent.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.