US Patent No. 9,181,554

Methods for detecting a target nucleotide sequence in a sample utilising a nuclease-aptamer complex
Nov 18, 2015

Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics has been awarded US Patent No. 9,181,554, "Methods for detecting a target nucleotide sequence in a sample utilising a nuclease-aptamer complex."

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