Canon US Life Sciences has been awarded US Patent No. 8,180,572, "High-resolution melting analysis."

Weidong Cao is named as inventor on the patent.

Relates to methods and systems for analyzing the dissociation behavior of nucleic acids and identifying nucleic acids. In one aspect, the patent provides methods and systems for resolving a denaturation curve of a sample containing a first and second nucleic acid into a resolved denaturation curve for the first nucleic acid and a resolved denaturation curve for the second nucleic acid.

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