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IP Update: Apr 23, 2009

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USPTO Publishes Two Patents, Sixteen Patent Applications Related to RNAi

Lycera, which is developing drugs for autoimmune diseases, will use the cash to advance through Phase II proof-of-concept studies a drug based on University of Michigan research, and into Phase I trials a second candidate based on research conducted at New York University.

In Print: Apr 14, 2009

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Microarray-Related Papers of Note Published in March 2009

The deal is Salk's second broad-based research pact with a drug maker in as many years: In early 2008 the non-profit biological research institute signed a similar deal in the area of inflammation with French specialty pharma Ipsen.

The company also noted in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it continues to seek out industry partnerships after having failed to forge a deal in 2008 as previously anticipated.

Strands: Mar 19, 2009

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Cenix BioScience, AstraZeneca, RXi Pharmaceuticals, Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Intradigm, US Patent and Trademark Office, Integrated DNA Technologies, VH Bio, Asuragen, Agilent Technologies, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

An Italian research team demonstrated that miR-9 is up-regulated in two types of human immune cells during the pro-inflammatory process and may regulate a NF-kappa-B subunit.

Enzo acquired the maker of research kits and reagents for detecting and quantifying small molecules and proteins for $12.2 million.

If the drug reaches the market, likely through a partnership with a pharma, UC Davis stands to receive a "modest" royalty based on sales of the drug as part of an exclusive licensing agreement it signed with Arete.

A European research team has developed an approach that uses information about positional weight matrices, comparative genomics, and gene expression profiling to find Stat3 transcription factor binding sites in the mouse genome.

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A UK study on mixing SARS-CoV-2 vaccines is expanding to include vaccines developed by additional companies, according to the Guardian.

According to Science, the US National Academy of Sciences is poised to eject two members accused of sexual harassment.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: machine learning approach to detect DNA-bound proteins, CRISPR-based method for activating specific gene targets, and more.

The FDA and CDC call for a pause in administering Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine while reports of rare blood clots are looked into, reports the Wall Street Journal.