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IP Roundup: Affymetrix, Nabsys, Ohio State U, Fujirebio Win US Patents

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Affymetrix has been awarded US Patent No. 8,859,196, "Antireflective coatings for high-resolution photolithographic synthesis of DNA arrays."

Mark Trulson, Glenn McGall, Bei-Shen Sywe, Lisa Kajisa, Dana Truong, Richard Rava, and Martin Goldberg are named as the inventors.


Nabsys has been awarded US Patent No. 8,859,201, "Methods for sequencing a biomolecule by detecting relative positions of hybridized probes."

Peter Goldstein is named as the inventor.


Ohio State University has been awarded US Patent No. 8,859,202, "Breast cancer biomarker signatures for invasiveness and prognosis."

Carlo Croce and Stefano Volinia are named as the inventors.


Fujirebio Europe has been awarded US Patent No. 8,859,203, "Method for typing and detecting [hepatitis B virus]."

Lieven Stuyver, Rudi Rossau, and Geert Maertens are named as the inventors.

The Scan

Call for a Different Tack

Experts weigh the value of recent experiments testing genetically modified pig kidneys using brain-dead individuals, according to Nature News.

Wastewater Warning

The New York Times reports that wastewater surveillance in some parts of the US point to a possible surge.

Can't Get in the Program

Due to the Northern Ireland protocol dispute, the European Union is preventing UK researchers from joining the Horizon Europe research program, the Times of London reports.

Science Paper on Spatial-Controlled Genome Editing

In Science this week: approach to enable a CRISPR-Cas13a-based system to be used as a cancer therapy.