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IP Roundup: Oct 25, 2011


The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health of Toronto has received US Patent No.

Roche Molecular Systems has been awarded US Patent No. 8,008,054, "Thermostable nucleic acid polymerase from Thermococcus gorgonarius."

IP Roundup, Jun 21, 2011


California Institute of Technology, Canon, Krassen Dimitrov, Hitachi, Fujifilm, Receptors, Wayne State University, Affymetrix, Qimoda, Microsoft

Hitachi will provide hardware and other systems to retrieve and store the data, while A*STAR's Data Storage Institute will provide "DNA related data, its application, and the basic mechanisms/algorithms to treat the data," a spokesperson said.

US patents awarded to Life Technologies, Samsung, Hitachi, Becton Dickinson, Canon, and Gen-Probe.

Life Tech developed both instruments with Hitachi High Technologies, Applied Biosystems' longstanding partner for capillary electrophoresis sequencers.

Waters expects the deal to result in its products being offered to a broader use base.

US patents awarded to DuPont, Mayo Clinic, Roche, Qiagen, Olink, Siemens, Sungkyunkwan University, and Hitachi.

Hitachi, Fujifilm, Verenium, Roche Diagnostics, and Ibis Biosciences (Abbott) awarded US patents.

US patents awarded to Gen-Probe, Enzo Life Sciences, Hitachi, Life Technologies, Hologic, and more.


Researchers are developing a breath test to determine how severe patients' methylmalonic acidemia disease is, FierceBiotech reports.

NPR reports that vaccine developers are working on SARS-CoV-2 vaccines that are easier to store or administer than the current crop.

Reuters reports that France is to recommend that people under 55 who received one dose of AstraZeneca's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine receive a different vaccine for their second dose.