IP Update: Recent Patents, Patent Applications Awarded to Rosetta; Novartis; Alnylam; and More | GenomeWeb

Title: Method of Diagnosing Poor Survival Prognosis Colon Cancer Using microRNA-21

Patent Number: 8,084,199

Filed: July 12, 2007

Lead Inventor: Carlo Croce, Ohio State University

The invention provides “novel methods and compositions for the diagnosis and treatment of colon cancers,” the patent's abstract states. “The invention also provides methods of identifying inhibitors of tumorigenesis.”

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