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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – ATCC on Thursday announced a non-exclusive licensing deal to develop, receive, and distribute biological materials containing Promega's labeling technologies.

Fluidigm of South San Francisco, Calif., has received US Patent No. 8,168,139, "Recirculating fluidic network and methods for using the same." The patent provides a variety of microfluidic devices and methods for conducting assays and syntheses.

Promega said this week that a jury has ruled in its favor in a patent infringement suit against Life Technologies and awarded it $52 million in damages.

This article has been updated with a comment from Life Technologies.
By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NanoInk this week released its new NanoArray Assay System for the automated analysis of its protein NanoArray assays.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Horizon Discovery today announced a collaboration with Promega to develop next-generation predictive human disease models.

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Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics last week introduced the Siemens Tissue Preparation Solution, which the company claims is the first fully automated method for isolating nucleic acids from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue samples.

Promega has been awarded US Patent No. 8,039,613, "Methods of purifying a nucleic acid and formulation and kit for use in performing such methods."
Rex Bitner is named as inventor on the patent.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Promega today announced that it has inked an alliance with Puracyp, under which the firms are combining their cell line and assay technologies in an offering to researchers.

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The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.

The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.

New guidelines say that more women may benefit from genetic testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.