US Patent No. 9,347,100

Rare cell analysis using sample splitting and DNA tags
May 25, 2016

Verinata Health (Illumina), the General Hospital, and GPB Scientific have been awarded US Patent No. 9,347,100, "Rare cell analysis using sample splitting and DNA tags."

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