By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Australian biomarker discovery firm HealthLinx said this week that the European Patent Office has rejected Sigma-Aldrich's objection to a patent issued to HealthLinx covering IgY immunodepletion technology.

The patent at the center of the dispute, EP1540304, is entitled, "Depletion of Plasma Proteins," and covers technology that is used in discovering protein biomarkers.

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