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IP Watch: Life Tech, Qiagen, BioMerieux, Hologic, Others Win US Patents

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Applied Biosystems (Life Technologies) has been awarded US Patent No. 8,637,658, "Non-fluorescent quencher compounds and biomolecular assays."

Gregory Ewing, Khairuzzaman Mullah, and Ronald Graham are named as inventors.


Genovoxx has been awarded US Patent No. 8,637,650, "Macromolecular nucleotide compounds and methods for using the same."

Dmitry Cherkasov and Christian Hennig are named as inventors.


Advanced Liquid Logic (Illumina) has been awarded US Patent No. 8,637,324, "Bead incubation and washing on a droplet actuator."

Michael Pollack, Vamsee Pamula, Ramakrishna Sista, and Arjun Sudarsan are named as inventors.

Advanced Liquid Logic was also awarded US Patent No. 8,637,317, "Method of washing beads."

Vamsee Pamula, Arjun Sudarsan, and Ramakrishna Sista are named as inventors.


BioMérieux has been awarded US Patent No. 8,637,322, "Method for labeling or treating a biological sample containing biological molecules of interest, in particular nucleic acids."

Eloy Bernal-Mendez, Ali Laayoun, and Lionel Menou are named as inventors.


Honeywell International has been awarded US Patent No. 8,637,302, "Method for single nucleotide polymorphism and mutation detection using real time polymerase chain reaction microarray."

Zhenhong Sun, Tao Pan, Wendy Wang, and Hang Liao are named as inventors.


Johns Hopkins University has been awarded US Patent No. 8,637,301, "Microfluidic solution for high-throughput, droplet-based single molecule analysis with low reagent consumption."

Jeff Wang, Kelvin Liu, Christopher Puleo, and Tushar Rane are named as inventors.


Qiagen has been awarded US Patent No. 8,637,288, "Thermostable chimeric nucleic acid polymerases and uses thereof."

Dirk Loffert, Andreas Missel, and Jie Kang are named as inventors.


Igor Kutyavin has been awarded US Patent No. 8,637,276, "Methods, compositions and kits for the improved detection of small RNA molecules."

Kutyavin, an independent researcher, is also named as the inventor.


Alere has been awarded US Patent No. 8,637,253, "Recombinase polymerase amplification."

Olaf Piepenburg, Niall Armes, Mathew Parker, and David James are named as inventors.


Sony has been awarded US Patent No. 8,637,251, "Nucleic acid quantification method and microchip for nucleic acid amplification reaction."

Tomoteru Abe, Yuji Segawa, Junji Kajihara, Tomohiko Nakamura, and Masaki Sato are named as inventors.


Great Basin Scientific has been awarded US Patent No. 8,637,250, "Systems and methods for point-of-care amplification and detection of polynucleotides."

Robert Jenison is named as the inventor.


Gen-Probe (Hologic) has been awarded US Patent No. 8,637,249, "Compositions, kits and methods for detection of Campylobacter nucleic acid."

Michael Reshatoff Jr, Jennifer Bungo, Shannon Kaplan, and James Hogan are named as inventors.


Canon has been awarded US Patent No. 8,637,248, "Method of determining the haplotype of multiple allelic genes."

Shin-ichiro Takahama and Yuri Mizutani are named as inventors.


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been awarded US Patent No. 8,637,246, "BRAF mutations conferring resistance to BRAF inhibitors."

Levi Garraway and Caroline Emery are named as inventors.


Pangea Biotech has been awarded US Patent No. 8,637,245, "Method for the detection of EGFR mutations in blood samples."

Rafael Costa and Miguel Roca are named as inventors.


The Penn State Research Foundation has been awarded US Patent No. 8,637,243, "Methods for nucleic acid manipulation."

Stephen Benkovic and Frank Salinas are named as inventors.


Illumina has been awarded US Patent No. 8,637,242, "Thermostable chimeric nucleic acid polymerases and uses thereof."

Richard Shen, Robert Kain, Kenneth Kuhn, AmirAli Talasaz and Arash Jamshidi are named as inventors.

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