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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, MDS Analytical Technologies, Aviva Biosciences

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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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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.