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IP Update: Recent Patents Awarded to CalTech, Engeneic, and More


Title: Bacterially Derived Intact Minicells That Encompass Plasmid-free Functional Nucleic Acid for In Vivo Delivery to Mammalian Cells

Patent Number: 8,669,101

Filed: Dec. 29, 2010

Lead Inventor: Himanshu Brahmbhatt, Engeneic Molecular Delivery

Title: Polyion Complex of Double-stranded Ribonucleic Acid

Patent Number: 8,668,933

Filed: March 31, 2010

Lead Inventor: Yuichi Hori, University of Tokyo

Title: Biotinylated Compositions

Patent Number: 8,669,236

Filed: May 12, 2006

Lead Inventor: David Elmaleh, Children's Medical Center

Title: Modulation of Innate Immunity Receptors' Signaling by microRNAs miR-146a and miR-146b

Patent Number: 8,669,235

Filed: March 22, 2007

Lead Inventor: David Baltimore, California Institute of Technology

The Scan

Booster Push

New data shows a decline in SARS-CoV-2 vaccine efficacy over time, which the New York Times says Pfizer is using to argue its case for a booster, even as the lower efficacy remains high.

With Help from Mr. Fluffington, PurrhD

Cats could make good study animals for genetic research, the University of Missouri's Leslie Lyons tells the Atlantic.

Man Charged With Threatening to Harm Fauci, Collins

The Hill reports that Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., was charged with making threats against federal officials.

Nature Papers Present Approach to Find Natural Products, Method to ID Cancer Driver Mutations, More

In Nature this week: combination of cryogenic electron microscopy with genome mining helps uncover natural products, driver mutations in cancer, and more.