US Patent No. 9,284,609

Recurrent gene fusions in prostate cancer
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Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the University of Michigan has been awarded US Patent No. 9,284,609, "Recurrent gene fusions in prostate cancer."

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N-of-One has launched the RapidInsights for Illumina TruSight Tumor 170 (TST170) panel. RapidInsights is a fully automated interpretation solution that will read bioinformatics output of the genomic variants from the TST170 panel in minutes. Results from the panel are based on the medical literature, guidelines, and clinical trials to determine the best therapies and/or trials for the patient. The solution will be available through the Philips' Intellispace Genomics solution, the company said.

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Edico Genome has been awarded US Patent No. 9,519,752, "Bioinformatics systems, apparatuses, and methods executed on an integrated circuit processing platform."

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Beckman Coulter has been awarded US Patent No. 9,519,751, "Systems and methods for detecting the presence of a biological status using clustering."

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Roche has been awarded US Patent No. 9,518,999, "Instrument and process for the storing and/or processing of liquid samples."

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Ramot at Tel Aviv University has been awarded US Patent No. 9,518,994, "Method for diagnosing and monitoring schizophrenia and tauopathies."

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Kits for the diagnosis of pre-eclampsia or eclampsia

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Columbia University has been awarded US Patent No. 9,518,976, "Methods for identifying or assaying for agents that increase beta-cell proliferation, insulin secretion, insulin sensitivity, glucose tolerance and decrease fat mass."

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Pretreatment method of biological sample, detection method of RNA, and pretreatment kit

DNAForm has been awarded US Patent No. 9,518,901, "Pretreatment method of biological sample, detection method of RNA, and pretreatment kit."

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Method for direct amplification from crude nucleic acid samples

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Stanford University has been awarded US Patent No. 9,518,299, "Apparatus and methods for parallel processing of micro-volume liquid reactions."

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