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IP Roundup: Jun 8, 2010


Canon, Grace Bio-Labs, Samsung Electronics, Hitachi

The firms will jointly promote OriGene's multiplex assays with Hitachi's MasterPlex software suite.

Patents awarded to Samsung Electronics, University of Utah, US Navy, Nanosphere, Gen-Probe, and Hitachi Software Engineering

Researchers are using the methods in situations where averaging gene expression from many cells or tissues might mask important individual variations, such as in cancer stem cell research. The technique is also being explored as a way to prepare DNA for subsequent downstream sequencing studies of individual cells.

IP Roundup: Sep 29, 2009


Rosetta Genomics, Hitachi, Biocept, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Tufts University

IP Roundup: Sep 8, 2009


Aushon Biosystems, Hitachi, Samsung Electronics, University of Texas



Sequencing-Related US Patents Granted March 4 – April 2

Included is a patent for calibrating and processing MS data, and one for a method and device for extracting an analyte.


A UK study on mixing SARS-CoV-2 vaccines is expanding to include vaccines developed by additional companies, according to the Guardian.

According to Science, the US National Academy of Sciences is poised to eject two members accused of sexual harassment.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: machine learning approach to detect DNA-bound proteins, CRISPR-based method for activating specific gene targets, and more.

The FDA and CDC call for a pause in administering Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine while reports of rare blood clots are looked into, reports the Wall Street Journal.