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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Public interest groups Consumer Watchdog and the Public Patent Foundation said Tuesday that they have asked a federal appeals court to invalidate a patent held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation covering human embryonic stem cells.

Sysmex of Hyogo, Japan, has received US Patent No. 8,187,809, "Method for judging lymph node metastasis of stomach cancer and kit used therefor." A marker is provided that is capable of diagnosing the lymph node metastasis of stomach cancer.

University College Dublin of Dublin, Ireland, has received US Patent No. 8,116,551, "Method and system for image analysis." A method for determining the level of expression of objects of interest using an automated image analysis system is claimed.

IP Roundup: Oct 4, 2011

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Canon of Tokyo has received US Patent No. 8,025,853, "Biochemical processing apparatus." The apparatus includes a stage for receiving a biochemical reaction cartridge.

IP Roundup: Aug 30, 2011

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Chung Hua University of Hsinchu, Taiwan, has received US Patent No.

IP Roundup, Aug 9, 2011

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Canon of Tokyo has received US Patent No.

The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery houses one University-led center and a private institute in Madison.

IP Roundup, Oct 26, 2010

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University of Maryland, Hologic, GenMark Diagnostics, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Fluidigm, Affymetrix, Jackson Laboratory, Agilent Technologies

IP Roundup: May 25, 2010

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Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, MDS Analytical Technologies, Aviva Biosciences

Klaus Lindpainter is the new VP of R&D and CSO at Strategic Diagnostics; Intrexon appoints Thomas Goralski as senior VP; WARF loses director of licensing Craig Christianson, and more.

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The Los Angeles Times reports that experts say Moderna's investigational COVID-19 vaccine results seem to be a step in the right direction, but that more testing is needed.

The Washington Post reports a new coronavirus data reporting protocol goes around the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Trump Administration has reversed its policy that could have stripped international students of their visas, the New York Times says.

In Cell this week: proteomic and metabolomic analysis of blood from COVID-19 patients, change in phosphorylation with infection, and more.