Canon has been awarded US Patent No. 8,466,272, "Probe set and method for identifying HLA allele."

Mamoru Tsukada has been named as inventor on the patent.

Provides a probe set and method that is useful for identifying each allele of HLA individually. The probe set is composed of probes that cover all of the partial sequences that contain a unique base to each allele, and can be used to identify HLA contained in a specimen.

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