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IP Watch: Shimadzu, Qiagen, Sequenom, Others Win US Patents


HandyLab has been awarded US Patent No. 8,852,862, "Method for processing polynucleotide-containing samples."

Betty Wu, John Althaus, Nikhil Phadke, Sundaresh Brahmasandra, Kalyan Handique, Aaron Kehrer, Gene Parunak, Cecelia Haley, and Ted Springer are named as inventors.

Qiagen has been awarded US Patent No. 8,852,863, "Detection of multiple nucleic acid sequences in a reaction cartridge."

Thomas Rothmann, Holger Engel, Ralf Himmelreich, Andy Wende, and Rainer Dahlke are named as inventors.

Sequenom has been awarded US Patent No. 8,852,864, "Methods and compositions for the analysis of nucleic acids."

Charles Cantor is named as the inventor.

Nugen Technologies has been awarded US Patent No. 8,852,867, "Nucleic acid amplification procedure using RNA and DNA composite primers."

Nurith Kurn and Shenglong Wang are named as inventors.

Shimadzu has been awarded US Patent No. 8,852,868, "Method for real-time nucleic acid amplification by droplet manipulation."

Tetsuo Ohashi and Masayuki Watanabe are named as inventors.

Physicians Choice Laboratory Services has been awarded US Patent No. 8,852,893, "Detection of nucleic acids and proteins."

Anthony Shuber is named as the inventor.

3M Innovative Properties has been awarded US Patent No. 8,852,894, "Luminescence detection method."

Neil Percy and Gregory Sitton are named as inventors.

Rheonix has been awarded US Patent No. 8,852,919, "Microfluidic apparatus, method, and applications."

Peng Zhou is named as the inventor.

Bioneer has been awarded US Patent No. 8,852,920, "Micro-chamber plate, manufacturing method thereof."

Han Oh Park and Gu-Young Song are named as inventors.

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Adenine Base Editor Targets SCID Mutation in New Study

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Researchers Find Gene Affecting Alkaline Sensitivity in Plants

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Science have found a locus affecting alkaline-salinity sensitivity, which could aid in efforts to improve crop productivity, as they report in Science.

International Team Proposes Checklist for Returning Genomic Research Results

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics present a checklist to guide the return of genomic research results to study participants.