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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


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


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

IP Roundup, Aug 9, 2011


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


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

IP Roundup: May 25, 2010


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.


Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

This week in Science: Neanderthal Y chromosomes replaced by Homo sapiens Y chromosomes, and more.