Samsung

Samsung Biologics debuted last week in Seoul with the largest IPO in South Korea in years, according to the Associated Press.

During the company's third quarter earnings call, CEO Mark Casper highlighted a number of recent clinical and diagnostic product launches and initiatives.

New York University has been awarded

Title: Assay plates, reader systems and methods for luminescence test measurements.
Patent Number: 8,808,627
Filed: Nov. 11, 2010

Siemens has been awarded

The Regents of the University of California have been awarded

Samsung has been awarded US Patent No. 8,618,253, "Modified RNAse H and detection of nucleic acid amplification."
Win Den Chung and Jason Opdyke are named as inventors.

Bio-Rad Laboratories has been awarded US Patent No. 8,560,247, "Multi-stage, regression-based PCR analysis system."
Jeffrey Lerner is named as the inventor.

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Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.