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IP Update: Recent Patents Awarded to Devgen, Sanofi, Venganza, and More


Title: Method of Treating Malignant Mesothelioma

Patent Number: 8,771,688

Filed: Feb. 7, 2012

Lead Inventor: Chikao Morimoto, University of Tokyo

Title: Method and Constructs for Delivering Double-stranded RNA to Pest Organisms

Patent Number: 8,772,254

Filed: Oct. 25, 2005

Lead Inventor: Thierry Bogaert, Devgen (Syngenta)

Title: Cell-transfecting Formulations of Small Interfering RNA-related Compositions and Methods of Making and Use

Patent Number: 8,772,255

Filed: March 21, 2008

Lead Inventor: Timothy Burkoth, Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics

Title: Single-walled Carbon Nanotube/siRNA Complexes and Methods Related Thereto

Patent Number: 8,772,258

Filed: July 1, 2011

Lead Inventor: D. Lynn Kirkpatrick, Ensysce Biosciences

Title: Preventive or Therapeutic Agent for Fibrosis

Patent Number: 8,772,262

Filed: Oct. 14, 2011

Lead Inventor: Esteban Gabazza, Otsuka Pharmaceutical

Title: Synthetic Double-stranded Oligonucleotides for Specific Inhibiting on Gene Expression

Patent Number: 8,772,469

Filed: July 11, 2002

Lead Inventor: Eugen Uhlmann, Sanofi

Title: Compositions and Methods for Treatment of Prostate and Other Cancers

Patent Number: 8,772,470

Filed: Nov. 30, 2007

Lead Inventor: Martin Gleave, University of British Columbia

Title: Targeted Delivery of siRNA

Patent Number: 8,772,471

Filed: Jan. 25, 2008

Lead Inventor: Premlata Shankar, Immune Disease Institute (Harvard Medical School)

Title: siRNA Conjugate and Preparation Method Thereof

Patent Number: 8,772,472

Filed: Sept. 13, 2012

Lead Inventor: Bo Ram Han, Bioneer

Title: Methods and Materials for Conferring Resistance to Pests and Pathogens of Plants

Patent Number: 8,772,572

Filed: April 22, 2013

Inventor: Charles Niblett, Venganza

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Machine Learning Helps ID Molecular Mechanisms of Pancreatic Islet Beta Cell Subtypes in Type 2 Diabetes

The approach helps overcome limitations of previous studies that had investigated the molecular mechanisms of pancreatic islet beta cells, the authors write in their Nature Genetics paper.

Culture-Based Methods, Shotgun Sequencing Reveal Transmission of Bifidobacterium Strains From Mothers to Infants

In a Nature Communications study, culture-based approaches along with shotgun sequencing give a better picture of the microbial strains transmitted from mothers to infants.

Microbial Communities Can Help Trees Adapt to Changing Climates

Tree seedlings that were inoculated with microbes from dry, warm, or cold sites could better survive drought, heat, and cold stress, according to a study in Science.

A Combination of Genetics and Environment Causes Cleft Lip

In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers investigate what combination of genetic and environmental factors come into play to cause cleft lip/palate.