US Patent No. 9,127,306

Methods and apparatuses for nucleic acid shearing by sonication
Sep 17, 2015

Life Technologies (Thermo Fisher Scientific) has been awarded US Patent No. 9,127,306, "Methods and apparatuses for nucleic acid shearing by sonication.'

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