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IP Watch: Hologic, 454 Life Sciences, Others Win US Patents


US Patent No. 8,790,899, "Real-time PCR assays for rapid detection and differentiation of the Clostridium botulinum toxin genes A, B, E, and F" has been awarded to an unspecified assignee.

Richard Robison, David Pickett, and Ben Satterfield are named as inventors.

454 Life Sciences (Roche) has been awarded US Patent No. 8,790,876, "Methods of amplifying and sequencing nucleic acids."

John Leamon, Kenton Lohman, Jonathan Rothberg, and Michael Weiner are named as inventors.

Gen-Probe (Hologic) has been awarded US Patent No. 8,790,879, "Probes for detecting the presence of Trichomonas vaginalis in a sample."

Damon Getman and Barbara Weinbaum are named as inventors.