IP Watch: UKMRC, Fujifilm, Life Techologies, 3M, Others Win US Patents | GenomeWeb

The UK's Medical Research Council has been awarded US Patent No. 8,435,775, "Mutant Pfu DNA polymerase."

Phillip Holliger, Nicola Ramsay, and Ann-Sofie Jemth are named as inventors.

Relates to an engineered polymerase with an expanded substrate range such that the polymerase is capable of incorporating an enhanced occurrence of detection agent-labeled nucleotide analogue into nucleic acid synthesized by that engineered polymerase as compared with the wild-type polymerase from which it is derived.

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