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IP Roundup: Siemens, Affymetrix, Akonni, University of California, LLNL


Title: Biochip
Patent Number: 8,753,874
Filed: Dec. 15, 2003
Lead Inventor: Walter Gumbrecht, Siemens

Title: Methods for synthesizing pools of probes
Patent Number: 8,759,036
Filed: March 21, 2012
Lead Inventor: Yuker Wang, Affymetrix

Title: Temperature control device with a flexible temperature control surface
Patent Number: 8,759,085
Filed: April 29, 2011
Lead Inventor: Phil Belgrader, Akonni Biosystems

Title: Conjugated polymers for use in homogenous and solid state assays
Patent Number: 8,759,444
Filed: Dec. 24, 2012
Lead Inventor: Guillermo Bazan, University of California

Title: Methods for threshold determination in multiplexed assays
Patent Number: 8,762,068
Filed: June 24, 2014
Lead Inventor: Lance Tammero, Lawrence Livermore National Security

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