IP Watch: Siemens, Sequenom, Hologic's Gen-Probe, Life Technologies, Others Win US Patents | GenomeWeb

Siemens has been awarded US Patent No. 8,352,195, "Methods and systems for identifying PCR primers specific to one or more target genomes."

Lance Palmer, Daniel Fasulo, Lujia Chen, and Gayle Wittenberg are named as inventors.

Describes methods and systems for identifying a primer pair for PCR specific to one or more target genomes. The methods and systems can be used to identify primers that can distinguish between target genomes and closely related non-target genomes.

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