CombiMatrix Granted Key Nanotechnology Patent; Patent Enables Unique Proteomics Technology and Products
The European patent claims both self-assembled arrays and a method for making self-assembled arrays on electrode arrays with self-assembled antibodies. This microarray configuration is especially useful for arraying proteins specifically antibodies. The technology enables products such as multiplexed immunoassays, monitoring of biowarfare and terrorist agents, and general protein analysis tools.
“In this case, we decided to wait the nine months after publication of the grant to let the opposition period expire before announcing.”
"CombiMatrix's intellectual property strategy is designed to provide freedom to operate for CombiMatrix products as well as to establish strong barriers to protect the unique aspects and commercial advantages of our electrochemical synthesis and detection technologies," said Dr. Jeff Oster, Senior Vice President, Legal at CombiMatrix. "In this case, we decided to wait the nine months after publication of the grant to let the opposition period expire before announcing."
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The CombiMatrix group is developing a platform technology to rapidly produce customizable arrays, which are semiconductor-based tools for use in identifying and determining the roles of genes, gene mutations and proteins. The CombiMatrix's group's technology has a wide range of potential applications in the areas of genomics, proteomics, biosensors, drug discovery, drug development, diagnostics, combinatorial chemistry, material sciences and nanotechnology.
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