NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Athena Diagnostics has sued Ambry Genetics for allegedly infringing four patents related to genetic tests for certain types of diabetes, according to court documents filed this week.

Athena, a Worcester, Mass.-based specialty brand of Thermo Fisher, filed four separate suits, with each suit claiming that Ambry infringes upon a different patent by selling genetic tests for maturity onset diabetes of the young, neonatal diabetes mellitus, and congenital hyperinsulinism.

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