IP Watch: Roche, Sysmex, Eppendorf, Gen-Probe, and Others Win US Patents | GenomeWeb

Roche has been awarded US Patent Nos. 8,198,422 and 8,198,423, both entitled "High-risk human papillomavirus detection."

Janet Kornegay, Carrie Aldrich, and Stephen Will are named as inventors on the patents.

The patents provide compositions, methods, related kits, systems, and computers for detecting HPV in a sample.

Sysmex has been awarded US Patent No. 8,198,052, "Primers for nucleic acid amplification in detecting β-actin and test method using these primers."

Sachiyo Tada is named as inventor on the patent.

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In Nature this week: genome-wide transcriptome analysis of brain samples from people with autism spectrum disorder, flounder genome, and more.

Researchers used T-cell transfer therapy to target mutation KRAS, according to the New York Times.

The US Senate has passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which would provide a funding boost at NIH while overhauling FDA policies.

Bloomberg reports that President-elect Donald Trump is considering Jim O'Neill for Food and Drug Administration commissioner.