IP Watch: Gen-Probe, Life Tech, Abbott, BioMerieux, Medigen Biotech, Others Win US Patents | GenomeWeb

Gen-Probe has been awarded US Patent No. 8,188,258, "Oligonucleotides for amplifying Chlamydophila pneumonia nucleic acid."

Melissa Cunningham is named as the inventor on the patent.

Discloses oligonucleotides for use in determining the presence of Chlamydophila pneumoniae in a test sample. The oligonucleotides are incorporated into detection probes, capture probes, and amplification oligonucleotides and can be used in various combinations thereof.

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