San Diego State University has received US Patent No. 8,268,551, "Sensitive sensing based on optical nonlinear wave mixing." The patent claims techniques for using four-wave mixing in microarrays with sample cells of biological or chemical materials.
Two supercomputers dedicated to life science research — both from Japan — have joined the ranks of the world's fastest supercomputers, according to the twice-yearly Top500 list released earlier this month.
As part of a restructuring of its Applied Science unit that includes shuttering its NimbleGen microarray business, Roche will integrate its 454 sequencing platforms and Roche NimbleGen sequence capture products more closely under a new business group called Sequencing Solutions.
US Patent 8,131,473. Data analysis methods for locating entities of interest within large, multivariable datasets. Inventors: Marie Coffin, Keith Allen, Brian Bullard, Alan Higgins. Assignee: Metabolon
IBM has formed a healthcare advisory board for its Watson computing system that includes Lynda Chin as a member. Chin is a professor and chair of the department of genomic medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.