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IP Roundup: NabSys, IMDx, Affymetrix, and Illumina Win US Patents


NabSys has been awarded US Patent No. 8,882,980, "Use of longitudinally displaced nanoscale electrodes for voltage sensing of biomolecules and other analytes in fluidic channels."

Xinsheng Ling, Barrett Bready, John Oliver, Maryam Jouzi, and Leo Petrossian are named as the inventors.

Intelligent Medical Devices (IMDx) has been awarded US Patent No. 8,883,417, "Clinically intelligent diagnostic methods utilizing micromixers disposed in wells."

Alice Jacobs, Boris Nikolic, and Vineet Gupta are named as the inventors.

Affymetrix has been awarded US Patent No. 8,883,691, "Encoded microparticles."

Randall True is named as the inventor.

Illumina has been awarded US Patent No. 8,884,211, "Confocal imaging methods and apparatus."

Wenyi Feng, Theofilos Kotseroglou, Mark Wang, Alexander Triener, Diping Che, and Robert Kain are named as the inventors.

Illumina has also been awarded US Patent No. 8,883,424, "Use of microfluidic systems in the detection of target analytes using microsphere arrays."

Mark Chee, Todd Dickinson, Kevin Gunderson, and Don O'Neil are named as the inventors.

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