Metabolon Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Stemina
News Aug 28, 2012
Metabolon, Inc., has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Stemina Biomarker Discovery, Inc. in the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.
The lawsuit seeks a ruling that Stemina’s services directly infringe on US Patent 7,550,258 and US Patent 7,910,301 which relate to global analysis of complex biological samples for the discovery of biomarkers and pathways associated with drug action, toxicity and disease.
Scientists from the UNC School of Medicine discovered that the anti-inflammatory protein NLRP12 normally helps protect mice against obesity and insulin resistance when they are fed a high-fat diet. The researchers also reported that the NLRP12 gene is underactive in people who are obese, making it a potential therapeutic target for treating obesity and diabetes.READ MORE