Samsung has been awarded US Patent No. 8,663,976, "Polymerase chain reaction apparatus."
Won-seok Chung, Kak Namkoong, and Joon-ho Kim are named as inventors.
Samsung was also awarded US Patent No. 8,664,377, "Method and apparatus for isolating nucleic acids."
Kyu-youn Hwang, Joon-ho Kim, and Kak Namkoong are named as inventors.