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

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.

Bloomberg reports that Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics plans to offer a treatment it is developing under the "right to try" law for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In Nature this week: expansion of disease-resistance genes among long-lived oak trees, and more.

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.