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PATENT WATCH: Aug 10, 2001


Series of Patents Awarded for Motorola Clinical Microsensors Core Technology ORNL Scientist receives Tandem Hybridization Patent Incyte to License Microarray Fabrication Patents on Case-by-Case Basis

Virtek Vision of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, has introduced the Virtek ChipWriter Compact bench top microarray spotting system, a smaller version of its Virtek ChipWriter Pro. This system can print 24 slides at a time, while the ChipWriter Pro can print 126.

Thomas Collins, Donald Stimpson


Stratagene, of La Jolla, Calif, has appointed Thomas Collins as its new vice president of manufacturing.

AT A GLANCE: MBA, University of Denver, 1999.
Graduate work in biology at the University of Paris with Miroslav Radman, studying on MutS-based mutation detection.

Revenue Roundup for Q2 in the Biochip Sector

A group of Yale researchers has developed 5,800-spot yeast proteome chips to find numerous new yeast proteins.

After a long day in the microarray lab, some researchers may leave seeing nothing but those fluorescent spots and dots on the chips. Playing upon this possibility, Ellen Graves, a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, has named her new microarray laboratory information management system UC Spots.

Japanese venture company Precision System Science has invested $1 million in capital to form a US biochip subsidiary, Bio Strand.

Nanogen recently paid out over $5 million to settle a patent infringement suit with Motorola, Genometrix, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This included $2.5 million in cash, $2.5 million in stock, and over $500,000 in litigation expenses.

PATENT WATCH: Aug 3, 2001


David Walt, a professor of chemistry at Tufts University and an inventor of Illumina’s core bead array technology, has received US Patent Number 6,266,459, "Fiber optic sensor with encoded microspheres." The patent, which


The editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says other lawmakers should take Florida's approach and provide additional protections against genetic discrimination.

The Hill reports 17 states and the District of Columbia are suing over a new policy that would strip international students of their visas if they only attend classes online.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employees call on the agency to label racism a public health crisis and examine its own policies, NPR reports.

In PNAS this week: genetic evidence for Inca resettlement, analysis of spermatogonial stem cell transcriptomes, and more.