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Motorola has signed a licensing agreement with Incyte giving it first access to Incyte's gene sequencing databases and gene patent portfolio for the commercialization of DNA DNA: see nucleic acid.
DNA
 or deoxyribonucleic acid

One of two types of nucleic acid (the other is RNA); a complex organic compound found in all living cells and many viruses. It is the chemical substance of genes.
 bioarrays...Genomica will license its genetic-analysis object model to Applied Biosystems under a recent software technology agreement...Separately, Applied Biosystems has made a $3 million equity investment in Genomica...MKS Instruments, a supplier of analysis products for the semiconductor industry, has acquired D.I.P. for its digital control network products...Life Technologies will participate in an Advanced Technology Program from the National Institute of Standards and Technology National Institute of Standards and Technology, governmental agency within the U.S. Dept. of Commerce with the mission of "working with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements, and standards" in the national interest.  that aims to allow tens of thousands of assays to be performed simultaneously in a single tube and analyzed as a group, expanding upon Luminex's LabMAP technology for DNA analysis...Luminex has also granted Life Technologies worldwide rights for the development and distribution of reagents, kits, and instruments needed to perform virtual array assays...Hitachi has gained the exclusive rights to sell MolSoft's genome analysis software in Japan...Incyte's Genomic Knowledge Platform will integrate IBM's DiscoveryLink data management software...

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Bruker Daltonics unveiled its autoflex AnchorChips 1536, the first MALDI-TOF MALDI-TOF Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization - Time of Flight  mass spectrometry system designed for very high sample throughput applications....Anelva has developed an IAMS IAMS Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Sciences
IAMS International Association for Media in Science
IAMS Inter Agency Messaging Service
IAMS Internet Anywhere Mail Server
IAMS International Academy for Media Science (Egypt) 
 mass spectrometer for industrial applications...Varian introduced the Peltier thermostatted multi-cell four-position cell holder, an accessory for its Cary fluorescence spectrophotometer spectrophotometer, instrument for measuring and comparing the intensities of common spectral lines in the spectra of two different sources of light. See photometry; spectroscope; spectrum. ...Ion Optics is developing an inexpensive yet highly sensitive infrared gas sensor, the MEMS IR gas SensorChip, for mass market applications...Neogen has received Official Method First Action validation from the Association of Official Analytical Chemists International for its 8 and 20 hour E. coli O157:H7 test kits...SciQuest.com has integrated a Chromatography Column shopper into its electronic marketplace that contains information on over 90% of the columns on the market...Amersham Pharmacia Biotech introduced the Gold Toolbox and Gold Toolbox for Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) describes an energy transfer mechanism between two chromophores.

A donor chromophore in its excited state can transfer energy by a nonradiative, long-range dipole-dipole coupling mechanism to an acceptor chromophore in close
, two reagent packages for running high-throughput screening assays...

Litigation An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.

When a person begins a civil lawsuit, the person enters into a process called litigation.
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Ciphergen Biosystems filed suit against Molecular Analytical Systems (MAS) and LumiCyte in California Supreme Court seeking a declaration by the court of the scope of Ciphergen's rights under two technology transfer agreements involving aspects of the Surface-Enhanced Laser Desorption/Ionization Surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization (SELDI) is an ionization method in mass spectrometry that is used for the analysis of protein mixtures.[1] SELDI is typically used with time-of-flight mass spectrometers and is used to detect proteins in tissue samples, blood,  MS technology. The suit also seeks to preliminarily enjoin MAS from terminating the agreements...The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a Markman order in Aclara BioSciences' 1999 patent infringement case against Caliper Technologies involving patent No. 5,750,015, ruling that 8 of 11 asserted claims were invalid...Aclara stated the ruling found 8 of 47 claims invalid...Separately, Caliper will receive $12 million as a settlement agreement in a breach of fiduciary duty and trade secret misappropriation misappropriation n. the intentional, illegal use of the property or funds of another person for one's own use or other unauthorized purpose, particularly by a public official, a trustee of a trust, an executor or administrator of a dead person's estate, or by any  lawsuit against an attorney for Aclara and his law firm...Composite Rotor, a manufacturer of rotors, is suing Beckman Coulter for patent infringement...
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Publication:Instrument Business Outlook
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Date:Oct 31, 2000
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