IP Update: U North Carolina, Fujitsu, MathWorks among Recent Bioinformatics Patent Winners | GenomeWeb

US Patent 8,244,504. Computer implemented system for quantifying stability and flexibility relationships in macromolecules. Inventor: Donald Jacobs. Assignee: The University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Describes a method that analyzes the thermodynamic and mechanical properties of molecules, such as proteins, within chemical environments under given conditions.


US Patent 8,244,483. Shape recognition methods and systems for searching molecular databases. Inventor: Pedro Ballester. Assignee: Isis Innovation

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