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IP Update: Recent Patents Awarded to Beeologics, L'Oreal, Protiva, and More


Title: Prevention and Treatment of Nosema Disease in Bees

Patent Number: 8,822,426

Filed: May 5, 2010

Lead Inventor: Nitzan Paldi, Beeologics (Monsanto)

Title: Methods and Compositions to Protect Aquatic Invertebrates from Disease

Patent Number: 8,822,427

Filed: Oct. 23, 2012

Lead Inventor: John Dustin Loy, Harrisvaccines

Title: Double-stranded RNA Oligonucleotides which Inhibit Tyrosinase Expression

Patent Number: 8,822,428

Filed: March 11, 2013

Lead Inventor: Christine Collin-Djangone, L'Oreal

Title: Lipid Formulations for Nucleic Acid Delivery

Patent Number: 8,822,668

Filed: June 26, 2013

Lead Inventor: Edward Yaworski, Protiva Biotherapeutics (Tekmira Pharmaceuticals)

Title: miRNA Expression Vector

Patent Number: 8,822,669

Filed: Sept. 23, 2013

Inventor: Xiangyang Miao, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.