US Patent No. 9,115,384

Methods and compositions for detecting receptor-ligand interactions in single cells
Aug 27, 2015

Stanford University has been awarded US Patent No. 9,115,384, "Methods and compositions for detecting receptor-ligand interactions in single cells."

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