US Patent No. 9,410,187

Methods of using FED labeled oligonucleotides that include a 3'.fwdarw.5' exonuclease resistant quencher domain and compositions for practicing the same
Aug 12, 2016

Life Technologies (Thermo Fisher Scientific) has been awarded US Patent No. 9,410,187, "Methods of using FED labeled oligonucleotides that include a 3'.fwdarw.5' exonuclease resistant quencher domain and compositions for practicing the same."

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