IP Watch: Hologic, Life Tech, Chinese U of Hong Kong, U of Toledo, IntegenX Win US Patents | GenomeWeb

Gen-Probe (Hologic) has been awarded US Patent No. 8,563,707, "Compositions and methods for detection of hepatitis A virus nucleic acid."

James Carlson and Steven Brentano are named as inventors.

Describes nucleic acid oligomeric sequences and in vitro nucleic acid amplification methods for detecting the presence of hepatitis A virus (HAV) RNA sequences, as well as kits comprising nucleic acid oligomers for amplifying and detecting HAV nucleic acid.

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