Roche has been awarded US Patent No. 8,071,338, "Suppression of amplification using an oligonucleotide and a polymerase significantly lacking 5'-to-3' nuclease activity."
Nicolas Newton is named as the inventor on the patent.
Bio-Rad has introduced the CFX Connect real-time PCR detection system.
The CFX Connect system offers the same performance as the CFX96 Touch real-time PCR system, but requires a computer for operation, Bio-Rad said.