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.