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.
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 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."