US Patent No. 9,410,146

Compositions and methods for recovery of nucleic acids or proteins from tissue samples fixed in cytology media
Aug 12, 2016

Qiagen has been awarded US Patent No. 9,410,146, "Compositions and methods for recovery of nucleic acids or proteins from tissue samples fixed in cytology media."

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