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IP Update: Recent Patents Awarded to MIT, Applied Biosystems, and More


Title: System for Targeted Delivery of Therapeutic Agents

Patent Number: 8,709,483

Filed: Sept. 26, 2008

Lead Inventor: Omid Farokhzad, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Title: Treatment of Influenza

Patent Number: 8,710,024

Filed: May 11, 2012

Lead Inventor: Misako Nakazawa, Kyorin Pharmaceutical

Title: miR-204, miR-211, and Their Anti-miRs, and Therapeutic Uses of the Same

Patent Number: 8,710,026

Filed: May 16, 2013

Lead Inventor: Sheldon Miller, US Department of Health and Human Services

Title: Method to Quantify siRNAs, miRNAs, and Polymorphic miRNAs

Patent Number: 8,710,208

Filed: April 26, 2012

Lead Inventor: Ruoying Tan, Applied Biosystems

The Scan

New Study Highlights Role of Genetics in ADHD

Researchers report in Nature Genetics on differences in genetic architecture between ADHD affecting children versus ADHD that persists into adulthood or is diagnosed in adults.

Study Highlights Pitfall of Large Gene Panels in Clinical Genomic Analysis

An analysis in Genetics in Medicine finds that as gene panels get larger, there is an increased chance of uncovering benign candidate variants.

Single-Cell Atlas of Drosophila Embryogenesis

A new paper in Science presents a single-cell atlas of fruit fly embryonic development over time.

Phage Cocktail Holds Promise for IBD

Researchers uncovered a combination phage therapy that targets Klebsiella pneumonia strains among individuals experiencing inflammatory bowel disease flare ups, as they report in Cell.