IP Watch: Recent Patents Related to PCR, Nucleic Acid Amplification, and Sample Prep | GenomeWeb

Roche has been awarded US Patent No. 7,910,720, "Polyanion for improved nucleic acid amplification."

Waltraud Ankenbauer, Dieter Heindl, Frank Laue, Eva Walter, and Renate Kolb are named as inventors on the patent.

The invention is directed to a novel chemical compound that can be used as a suitable hot-start additive for PCR-based amplification of nucleic acids.

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