Bio-Rad has been awarded US Patent No. 8,784,753, "Thermal cycler with self-adjusting lid."
Jeffry Ceremony, Daniel Chu, Deepak Doshi, Rhoel Rumbaoa, Dennis Loring, Paul Patt, and Cliff Baldwin are named as inventors.
Qiagen has been awarded US Patent No. 8,785,120, "Method for the treatment of a sample containing biomolecules."