US Patent No. 8,889,355

Chimeric oligonucleotides for ligation-enhanced nucleic acid detection, methods and compositions therefor
Nov 21, 2014

Applied Biosystems (Thermo Fisher) has been awarded US Patent No. 8,889,355, "Chimeric oligonucleotides for ligation-enhanced nucleic acid detection, methods and compositions therefor."

Scott Kuersten and Brittan Pasloske are named as the inventors.

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