NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team from Wayne State University and Michigan's Isle Royale National Park have demonstrated the feasibility of using Ion Torrent sequencing to assess microbial community samples being introduced into the environment.
Stanford University of Palo Alto, Calif., 8,614,056, "Microfluidic method for measurement or detection involving cells or biomolecules." The patent relates to devices for detecting or determining the concentration of of biomolecules.
Ibis Biosciences (Abbott) has been awarded US Patent No. 8,242,254, "Compositions for use in identification of bacteria."
Rangarajan Sampath, Thomas Hall, David Ecker, and Lawrence Blyn are named as inventors on the patent.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists at Wayne State University will use funding from the National Institutes of Health to conduct genetic studies of human fetal cells with the goal of developing a new diagnostic technology that could enable earlier fetal testing than current methods, the univer
The method could enable lower-cost epidemiological studies of bacteria's role in infection in the genital tract, gastrointestinal tract, and even skin, according to the authors, who believe that diagnostic tests could eventually be developed based on the approach.
The deal with WSU is the latest in a string of collaborations initiated by Arrayit to jumpstart the diagnostics subsidiary it founded earlier this year. Arrayit believes such a test could enable clinicians to screen for early-stage ovarian cancer in asymptomatic women.