Medical Diagnostic Laboratories

SpeeDx of Eveleigh, Australia, has been awarded US Patent No. 8,394,946, "Multicomponent nucleic acid enzymes and methods for their use."
Alison Todd, Donald Birkett, Tram Doan, and Elisa Mokany are named as inventors.

Thermo Fisher Scientific has been awarded US Patent No. 8,378,115, "Monomethine dyes."
Charles Brush, Jianqin Liu, Peter Czerney, and Matthias Wenzel are named as inventors.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic Technologies has filed four separate lawsuits claiming infringement of a patent covering its non-coding DNA technology.

Zbigniew Lesnikowski and Agnieszka Olejniczak, researchers in the Institute of Medical Biology at the Polish Academy of Sciences, have been awarded US Patent No.

Roche Molecular Systems has been awarded US Patent No. 8,024,132, "Method for the efficiency-corrected real-time quantification of nucleic acids."
Gregor Sagner, Karim Tabiti, Martin Gutekunst, and Richie Soong are named as inventors on the patent.

IMDx gets CE Mark for C. difficile assay on Abbott m2000; Medical Diagnostic Labs launches qPCR panel for bacterial vaginosis; Seegene introduces Anyplex plus MTB/NTM/DR-TB.

Roche wins multiple US patents; Life Tech, Stanford, Medical Diagnostic Labs, PositiveID, and STMicroelectronics also awarded US patents.

US patents awarded to Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, University of Utah, Hitachi Chemical, Affymetrix, and more

In Science this week: a CRISPR screen identifies sideroflexin 1 as a requisite component of one-carbon metabolism, and more.

Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.