Roche Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Cepheid Over US Sales of TB Test
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Roche Molecular Systems has sued Cepheid for allegedly infringing a US patent assigned to Roche and covering PCR-based methods for detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis and drug resistance, according to court documents filed this week.
Mayo Florida Lands $5M for New Individualized Medicine Clinic
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Mayo Clinic in Florida said today that it has received a $5 million private donation to help fund the launch and operations of a new clinical center in Jacksonville that will use genomic technologies to tailor treatments to individual patients.
IP Watch: GE Healthcare, Canon US Life Sciences, Mayo Clinic, Roche, Life Tech Win US Patents
GE Healthcare has been awarded US Patent No. 8,507,662, "Methods and kits for reducing non-specific nucleic acid amplification." John Nelson, Robert Duthie, Sonali Shah, and Clifford Smith are named as inventors.
Cancer Genetics May Invest $6M into JV with Mayo Foundation
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Newly minted public company Cancer Genetics has disclosed that it will invest at least $2.0 million, and potentially up to $6.0 million, into a joint venture the firm formed in November 2011 with the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.
The Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research has been awarded US Patent No. 8,362,227, "Detection of Clostridium difficile." Franklin Cockerill, Thomas Smith, Jon Rosenblatt, and Lynne Sloan are named as inventors.
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