Sequenom, Inc. Files Motion for Preliminary Injunction Against Aria Diagnostics
News Feb 27, 2012
Sequenom's request for preliminary injunction follows the lawsuit filed on January 24, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, which alleges that Aria infringes U.S. Patent No. 6,258,540 ("'540 patent"). Sequenom is requesting that the district court quickly intervene to stop Aria Diagnostics' continued infringement of the '540 patent.
Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine (Sequenom CMM) was the first to market a non-invasive prenatal diagnostics laboratory developed test (LDT) for chromosomal aneuploidy. Sequenom CMM's MaterniT21(TM) PLUS LDT detects a genetic chromosomal anomaly known as Trisomy 21, the most common cause of Down syndrome, and also detects trisomies 18 and 13. The test is available to physicians upon request in major metropolitan regions across the United States.
Mechanism Controlling Multiple Sclerosis Risk IdentifiedNews
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now discovered a new mechanism of a major risk gene for multiple sclerosis (MS) that triggers disease through so-called epigenetic regulation. They also found a protective genetic variant that reduces the risk for MS through the same mechanism.
Synthetic DNA Shuffling Enzyme Outpaces Natural CounterpartNews
A new synthetic enzyme, crafted from DNA rather than protein, flips lipid molecules within the cell membrane, triggering a signal pathway that could be harnessed to induce cell death in cancer cells. Researchers say their lipid-scrambling DNA enzyme is the first in its class to outperform naturally occurring enzymes – and does so by three orders of magnitudeREAD MORE
Antarctic Worm and Machine Learning Help Identify Cerebral Palsy EarlierNews
A research team has released a study in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Bioinformatics showing that DNA methylation patterns in circulating blood cells can be used to help identify spastic cerebral palsy (CP) patients. The technique which makes use of machine learning, data science and even analysis of Antarctic worms, raises hopes for earlier targeted CP therapies.