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IP Watch: Micronics, Hologic, 3M, Cellular Research Others Win US Patents


Brainco Biopharma has been awarded US Patent No. 8,835,111, "Genotyping tool for improving the prognostic and clinical management of MS patients."

David Arteta, Marta Artieda, Diego Tejedor, Antonio Martinez, Laureano Simon, Bart Crusius, Salvador Pena, Madeleine Sombekke, Bernard Uitdehaag, and Chris Polman are named as inventors.

The University of California Oakland has been awarded US Patent No. 8,835,113, "Methods and compositions for assaying a sample for an aggregant."

Guillermo Bazan and Bin Liu are named as inventors.

Gen-Probe (Hologic) has been awarded US Patent No. 8,835,114, "Compositions, reaction mixtures and methods for detecting nucleic acids from multiple types of human papillomavirus."

Sylvia Norman, Jennifer Bungo, William Hanna, and Neeraj Rao are named as inventors.

Affymetrix has been awarded US Patent No. 8,835,116, "Methods of analysis of allelic imbalance."

Giulia Kennedy is named as the inventor.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been awarded US Patent No. 8,835,117, "Nucleic acids for detection and discrimination of genotypes of Chlamydophila psittaci."

Stephanie Mitchell and Jonas Winchell are named as inventors.

Micronics has been awarded US Patent No. 8,835,146, "Rehydratable matrices for dry storage of Taq polymerase in a microfluidic device."

Frederick Battrell, Denise Hoekstra, Joan Haab, and John Williford are named as inventors.

3M has been awarded US Patent No. 8,835,157, "Supported reagents, methods, and devices."

Ranjani Parthasarathy, Michael Danielson, John Faletti, and William Bedingham are named as inventors.

Cellular Research has been awarded US Patent No. 8,835,157, "Digital counting of individual molecules by stochastic attachment of diverse labels."

Stephen Fodor and Glenn Fu are named as inventors.

National Tsing Hua University has been awarded US Patent No. 8,835,624, "Influenza A H1N1 subtype-specific aptamer and applications thereof."

Gwo-Bin Lee, Tong-Minn Liou, Chih-Hung Wang, and Hsien-Chih Lai are named as inventors.

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