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Nanogen s Molecular Biological Analysis and Diagnostics Including Waveguides and PerkinElmer s MultiPROBE II


The US Patent and Trademark Office this week issued Nanogen Patent Number 6,821,729 for a “Device for Molecular Biological Analysis and Diagnostics Including Waveguides,” the company said in a statement. The patent covers Nanogen’s positioning of a chip’s components to deliver light by “integrated waveguides,” which allow a “smaller and more compact” device design and “improves” fluorescent detection, the company said.

PerkinElmer this week announced the launch of its MultiPROBE II forensic workstation, which “reliably” performs automated DNA processing procedures, including isolation, QPCR setup, normalization and dilution, and typing PCR setup, the company said.

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