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IP Update: Recent Patents Awarded to Nitto Denko, Santaris

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Title: Drug Carrier and Drug Carrier Kit for Inhibiting Fibrosis

Patent Number: 8,652,526

Filed: April 4, 2012

Lead Inventor: Yoshiro Niitsu, Nitto Denko


Title: Short Interfering RNA Analogs

Patent Number: 8,653,252

Filed: Sept. 30, 2004

Lead Inventor: Joachim Elmen, Santaris Pharma

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UK Pilot Study Suggests Digital Pathway May Expand BRCA Testing in Breast Cancer

A randomized pilot study in the Journal of Medical Genetics points to similar outcomes for breast cancer patients receiving germline BRCA testing through fully digital or partially digital testing pathways.

Survey Sees Genetic Literacy on the Rise, Though Further Education Needed

Survey participants appear to have higher genetic familiarity, knowledge, and skills compared to 2013, though 'room for improvement' remains, an AJHG paper finds.

Study Reveals Molecular, Clinical Features in Colorectal Cancer Cases Involving Multiple Primary Tumors

Researchers compare mismatch repair, microsatellite instability, and tumor mutation burden patterns in synchronous multiple- or single primary colorectal cancers.

FarGen Phase One Sequences Exomes of Nearly 500 From Faroe Islands

The analysis in the European Journal of Human Genetics finds few rare variants and limited geographic structure among Faroese individuals.