US Patent No. 9,464,315

Modified surfaces as solid supports for nucleic acid purification
Oct 12, 2016

Applied Biosystems (Thermo Fisher Scientific) has been awarded US Patent No. 9,464,315, "Modified surfaces as solid supports for nucleic acid purification."

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