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IP Roundup: Siemens, Affymetrix, Gen9

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Title: Process for determining the concentration of nucleic acids.
Patent Number: 8,715,924
Filed: June 13, 2007
Lead Inventor: Walter Gumbrecht, Siemens


Title: Amplification and analysis of selected targets on solid supports.
Patent Number: 8,716,190
Filed: Oct. 6, 2010
Lead Inventor: Glenn Fu, Affymetrix


Title: Methods and devices for nucleic acid synthesis.
Patent Number: 8,716,467
Filed: March 2, 2011
Lead Inventor: Joseph Jacobson, Gen9

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