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

The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.