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IP Watch: Bio-Rad, Canon US Life Sciences, Akonni, Biological Dynamics, Others Win US Patents

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Biological Dynamics has been awarded US Patent No. 8,603,791, "Nucleic acid sample preparation."

Rajaram Krishnan, David Charlot, Eugene Tu, James McCanna, Lucas Kumosa, Paul Swanson, Robert Turner, Kai Yang, Irina Dobrovolskaya, and David Liu are named as inventors.


Bio-Rad has been awarded US Patent No. 8,606,527, "SNP detection by melt curve clustering."

Thomas Houser is named as the inventor.


Canon US Life Sciences has been awarded US Patent No. 8,606,529, "High-resolution melting analysis."

Deborah Boles, Kenton Hasson, and Sami Kanderian are named as inventors.


Akonni Biosystems has been awarded US Patent No. 8,603,783, "Temperature control device with a flexible temperature control surface."

Phillip Belgrader, Christopher Cooney, Robert Doebler, Anna Hickerson, Bruce Irvine, Ali Nadim, James Sterling, and Reza Miraghaie are named as inventors.


Timothy Liu of Fremont, Calif., has been awarded and is named as the inventor on US Patent No. 8,603,743, "Multiplex nucleic acid detection methods and systems."

The Scan

Call for a Different Tack

Experts weigh the value of recent experiments testing genetically modified pig kidneys using brain-dead individuals, according to Nature News.

Wastewater Warning

The New York Times reports that wastewater surveillance in some parts of the US point to a possible surge.

Can't Get in the Program

Due to the Northern Ireland protocol dispute, the European Union is preventing UK researchers from joining the Horizon Europe research program, the Times of London reports.

Science Paper on Spatial-Controlled Genome Editing

In Science this week: approach to enable a CRISPR-Cas13a-based system to be used as a cancer therapy.