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IP Roundup: PLC Diagnostics, Affymetrix, One Lambda, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Illumina


Title: System and method for nucleic acids sequencing by phased synthesis.
Patent Number: 8,747,751
Filed: June 10, 2009
Lead Inventor: Reuven Duer, PLC Diagnostics

Title: Multiple step printing methods for microbarcodes.
Patent Number: 8,748,079
Filed: Jan. 11, 2013
Lead Inventor: Randall True, Affymetrix

Title: Method of screening for binding interaction using sets of microparticles and unique probes.
Patent Number: 8,748,090
Filed: May 2, 2008
Lead Inventor: Jar-How Lee, One Lambda

Title: Multiplexed olfactory receptor-based microsurface plasmon polariton detector.
Patent Number: 8,748,111
Filed: Jan. 28, 2011
Lead Inventor: Andreas Mirshin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Title: Assay instrument for detecting optical signals from samples.
Patent Number: 8,748,789
Filed: May 30, 2013
Lead Inventor: Alexander Triener, Illumina

The Scan

Review of Approval Process

Stat News reports the Department for Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General is to investigate FDA's approval of Biogen's Alzheimer's disease drug.

Not Quite Right

A new analysis has found hundreds of studies with incorrect nucleotide sequences reported in their methods, according to Nature News.

CRISPR and mRNA Together

Time magazine reports on the use of mRNA to deliver CRISPR machinery.

Nature Papers Present Smartphone Platform for DNA Diagnosis of Malaria, Mouse Lines for Epigenomic Editing

In Nature this week: a low-cost tool to detect infectious diseases like malaria, and more.