Micronics

The test is Micronics’ first to receive FDA clearance, and the company is pursuing CE marking for it and the PanNAT system.

Brainco Biopharma has been awarded

Researchers from Seattle Children's Hospital, working with Sony subsidiary Micronics, are developing a point-of-care diagnostic to identify and track new influenza strains under a five-year, $5.3 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Micronics (Sony) has been awarded US Patent No. 8,431,389, "Portable high-gain fluorescence detection system."
Frederick Battrell and Troy Daiber are named as inventors.

Saint Louis University has received US Patent No. 8,431,388, "Three-component biosensors for detecting macromolecules and other analytes." According to the patent, the molecular biosensor generally consists of two epitope-binding agents and an oligonucleotide construct.

Roche Molecular Systems has been awarded US Patent No. 8,329,884, "Reagents and methods for detecting Neisseria gonorrhoeae."
Diane Kawa, Shi-Da Lu, and Peter Dailey are named as inventors.

Ventana Medical Systems, a member of the Roche Group, has received US Patent No.

Samsung Electronics has been awarded US Patent No.

Roche has been awarded US Patent No. 8,219,366, "Determination of elbow values for PCR for parabolic shaped curves;" and US Patent No. 8,219,324, "Real-time PCR elbow calling by equationless algorithm."

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.