US Patent No. 8,892,365

Optimized probe selection method
Nov 21, 2014

Ventana Medical Systems (Roche) has been awarded US Patent No. 8,892,365, "Optimized probe selection method."

Todd Richmond, Jason Norton, Emile Nuwaysir, Roland Green, and Kate Nuwaysir are named as the inventors.

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