Gamida for Life

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.

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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.

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