febit Receives European Patent for Gene Extraction Procedure
News Apr 27, 2009
febit holding gmbh announced that the company has been granted the first European patent (EP1436609) for a microarray-based nucleic acid extraction procedure. In conjunction with the US patent US7320862, febit now holds a unique patent position in the dynamic market of sample preparation for second-generation sequencers.
The new patent refers to a technology that has already been successfully used for a novel method directed at the selection and enrichment of DNA for re-sequencing purposes. This technology substantially enhances the efficiency of high-throughput re-sequencing and renders it suitable for a broad spectrum of applications in medical and biological studies.
Targeted re-sequencing of medically relevant genomic loci enables fundamentally new approaches to research normal cellular functions and pathological changes observed in major diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer´s disease. The results of these investigations will allow the development of novel diagnostic tests and provide a greatly enhanced specificity of drug therapies. febit´s microfluidic Geniom Biochips have been used successfully for several years in analysis and synthesis of DNA.
febit holds a broad portfolio of 20 granted patents for numerous applications. The first applications for microarray-based extraction procedures were filed back in 2001. Besides bioanalytics, the portfolio predominantly covers biochip-based production of synthetic genes.
In this field, febit holds key patents that were successfully used in a recent controversy with a competing U.S. company. Using a focused application strategy, febit has been able to secure important product components, processes, and advancements.
Protein "Intentionally" Terminates own Synthesis by Destabilizing Synthesis Machinery — the RibosomeNews
A research group has discovered that a protein, during its synthesis, may destabilize the structure of the ribosome and end its own synthesis prematurely, and found that this phenomenon is used for adapting the cell to its environment.READ MORE
Revolutionary Imaging Technique Uses CRISPR to Map DNA MutationsNews
The new high-speed AFM method can map DNA to a resolution of tens of base pairs while creating images up to a million base pairs in size. And it does it using a fraction of the amount of specimen required for DNA sequencing.READ MORE
Comments | 0 ADD COMMENT
3rd Annual NGS Data Analysis and Informatics Conference
Feb 08 - Feb 09, 2018
3rd Annual Genome Editing & Engineering Conference
Feb 08 - Feb 09, 2018