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IP Watch: LLNL, Roche, Keygene, Alere, Fluidigm, Thermo Fisher Among US Patent Awardees


Lawrence Livermore National Security has been awarded US Patent No. 8,808,643, "Fluidics platform and method for sample preparation and analysis."

Henry Benner, John Dzenitis, William Benett, and Brian Baker are named as inventors.

Roche Molecular Systems has been awarded US Patent No. 8,808,648, "Disposable for analyzing a liquid sample by nucleic acid amplification."

Emad Sarofim is named as the inventor.

Roche Molecular Systems has also been awarded US Patent No. 8,809,039, "Amplification system with spatial separation."

Roland Bernet, Andreas Gisler, Marcel Kaeppeli, Raymond Ochsenbein, and Thomas Schlaubitz are named as inventors.

Gen9 has been awarded US Patent No. 8,808,986, "Methods and devices for high-fidelity polynucleotide synthesis."

Joseph Jacobson, George Church, and Larry Li-Yang Chu are named as inventors.

Panasonic has been awarded US Patent No. 8,808,987, "Method for identifying olfactory receptor included in one olfactory cell."

Masato Suzuki is named as the inventor.

Keygene has been awarded US Patent No. 8,808,991, "Ola-based methods for the detection of target nucleic acid sequences."

Rene Hodgers is named as the inventor.

OncoMEDx has been awarded US Patent No. 8,809,020, "Method enabling the use of extracellular ribonucleic acid extracted from plasma or serum to detect, monitor, or evaluate cancer or premalignant conditions."

Michael Kopreski is named as the inventor.

Alere has been awarded US Patent No. 8,809,021, "Monitoring recombinase polymerase amplification mixtures."

Niall Armes, Olaf Piepenburg, and Catherine Greenwood are named as inventors.

Fluidigm has been awarded US Patent No. 8,809,238, "Probe-based nucleic acid detection."

Kenneth Livak, Stacey Meyers, Jun Wang, and Xiaohui Wang are named as inventors.

Applied Biosystems (Thermo Fisher Scientific) has been awarded US Patent No. 8,809,513, "Reverse transcription primers and methods of design."

Xiaowei Wang, Xiaohui Wang, and Robert Setterquist are named as inventors.

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