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The funds will help commercialize Ador's NATlab reader, a point-of-care MDX platform for sample-to-answer identification of specific infectious diseases.

Title: Multiplex capture of nucleic acids.
Patent Number: 8,628,918
Filed: May 8, 2006
Lead Inventor: Yuling Lao, Affymetrix

Affymetrix of Santa Clara, Calif., has received US Patent No.

IP Roundup: May 24, 2011

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Simon Fraser University, Gamida for Life, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Colorado, Life Technologies, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Aperio Technologies

Qiagen, Philips Electronics, Affymetrix, Sysmex, US Army, Gen-Probe, Yokogawa Electric, and Gamida for Life are awarded US patents.

Yacob Ofer, president of Gamida's diagnostics business, said that the acquisition of NanoChip array assets from Elitech gives the firm the ability to continue to service the "large and growing" number of customers in Israel.

23andMe and Airbnb have partnered to offer "heritage travel," according to Venture Beat.

China may include regulations protecting genes and embryos in its update of its civil code, Nature News reports.

In Nature this week: exome sequence analysis of individuals with type 2 diabetes, genomic prediction of maize yield across environments, and more.

NPR reports on efforts to engineer bacteriophages to destroy antibiotic-resistance bacteria.