NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biosearch Technologies said today that it has licensed a family of patents from Roche Molecular Systems covering uses of the 5' Nuclease process.

Novato, Calif.-based Biosearch plans to provide dual-labeled 5' Nuclease probes to Roche-licensed CLIA labs providing molecular diagnostic assay. The license provides Biosearch with freedom to operate, with respect to the Roche IP estate, for qPCR processes in the diagnostics research field, the firm said.

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In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.

Aug
27
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This webinar offers a look at how an advanced genetics laboratory implemented and validated a commercial bioinformatics system to help scale its operations.

Sep
18
Sponsored by
Horizon Discovery

In this webinar, Kevin Balbi, head of bioinformatics at Sarah Cannon Molecular Diagnostics, will discuss the validation of targeted sequencing panels on the Ion Torrent platform using Horizon Discovery’s Tru-Q controls. 

Oct
02
Sponsored by
Roche

In the last few years several molecular testing methodologies — such as immunohistochemistry, PCR, and sequencing — have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to aid in the management of patients with lung cancer.