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Affymetrix of Santa Clara, Calif., has received US Patent No.

Columbia University of New York has received US Patent No.

The California Institute of Technology has received US Patent No. 8,252,539, "Microfabricated crossflow devices and methods." The patent describes a microfluidic device for analyzing or sorting biological materials, including polynucleotides and polypeptides, viruses, and cells.

Samsung Electronics has been awarded US Patent No.

Agilent Technologies of Santa Clara, Calif., has received US Patent No. 8,221,978, "Normalization probes for comparative genome hybridization arrays." A method of selecting a set of normalization probes for use on a comparative genome hybridization array is provided.

Samsung Electronics has been awarded US Patent No. 8,185,324, "Method of determining initial concentration of nucleic acid in sample using real-time amplification."
Kak Namkoong, Young-sun Lee, Chin-sung Park, and Joo-won Rhee are named as inventors on the patent.

Samsung SDS, a subsidiary of the Samsung group, plans to kick off beta testing of its new next-generation sequencing cloud-based data analysis service on Sept. 1, BioInform learned this week.

Applied Biosystems (Life Technologies) has been issued US Patent No. 8,005,628, "Systems and methods for baseline correction using non-linear normalization."
Stephen Gunstream is named as inventor on the patent.

IP Roundup, Aug 9, 2011

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Canon of Tokyo has received US Patent No.

IP Roundup, Aug 2, 2011

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STMicroelectronics, Samsung Electronics, DermTech International, University of Maryland, Stanford University, Affymetrix

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