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


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.

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