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IP Roundup: Aushon Biosystems, U of California, Agilent, Affymetrix, Philips, and Ajjer


Title: Method of and system for applying blocking material to assay substrates.
Patent Number: 8,685,486
Filed: Aug. 10, 2011
Lead Inventor: Kevin Oliver, Aushon Biosystems

Title: Cellular microarrays for screening differentiation factors.
Patent Number: 8,685,638
Filed: Jan. 19, 2006
Lead Inventor: Sangeeta Bhatia, University of California

Title: Allele-specific copy number measurement using single nucleotide polymorphism and DNA arrays.
Patent Number: 8,685,642
Filed: July 30, 2007
Lead Inventor: Nicholas Sampas, Agilent Technologies

Title: Highly multiplexed particle-based assays.
Patent Number: 8,685,753
Filed: Jan. 10, 2012
Lead Inventor: Jason Martin, Affymetrix

Title: Microarray characterization system and method.
Patent Number: 8,686,376
Filed: June 23, 2009
Lead Inventor: Reinhold Wimberger-Friedl, Philips

Title: Analysis of arrays by laser induced breakdown spectroscopy.
Patent Number: 8,687,189
Filed: Feb. 26, 2009
Lead Inventor: Anoop Agrawal, Ajjer

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