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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University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.

Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.