IP Watch: Gen-Probe, GE, NEC, DKFZ, and Omega Bio-Tek Win US Patents | GenomeWeb

Gen-Probe has been awarded US Patent No. 8,202,978, "Compositions for detecting group A streptococci."

Reinhold Pollner and Paul Darby are named as inventors on the patent.

Provides compositions, methods, and kits for detecting Group A streptococci. In particular, the patent describes oligonucleotides that are useful as amplification primers and hybridization probes for detecting very low levels of Group A streptococci nucleic acids.

GE has been awarded US Patent No. 8,202,972, "Isothermal DNA amplification."

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