IP Update: Metabolon, IBM, Agilent Among Recent Bioinformatics Patent Winners | GenomeWeb

US Patent 8,131,473. Data analysis methods for locating entities of interest within large, multivariable datasets. Inventors: Marie Coffin, Keith Allen, Brian Bullard, Alan Higgins. Assignee: Metabolon

Describes a mathematical approach for identifying and further analyzing subsets of biological molecular data, such as genes or proteins, that are associated with interesting trends in the data that could also serve as biomarkers.

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