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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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.