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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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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.