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PCR Celebrates Its Twentieth Anniversary in 2005

IT’S BEEN A BUSY YEAR AND I HOPE NO ONE THINKS we’ve been remiss by not mentioning a milestone anniversary until now. On the other hand, I personally can’t recall reading about this anniversary elsewhere in the lab industry press during 2005. So maybe I am among the few to call attention to the…

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Court Rules Against Roche In PCR/Taq Patent Dispute

DECEMBER 7, 1999 WAS NOT an auspicious day for Hoffmann-LaRoche. One of its patents related to the PCR testing process was ruled invalid by a Federal District Court. The ruling involved Roche’s ’818 Taq patent, an enzyme used in the PCR process. The Court found that the patent h…

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