US Patent No. 8,946,127

Nucleic acid probe-based diagnostic assays for prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms
Mar 04, 2015

Enterprise Ireland and the National University of Ireland have been awarded US Patent No. 8,946,127, "Nucleic acid probe-based diagnostic assays for prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms."

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