Applied BioCode, Inc. today announced that the United States
Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent #8,148,139 (April 03,
2012) "Light Transmitted Assay Beads," describing the method of use and
manufacturing of its Barcoded Magnetic Beads (BMB) products.
"The patent further expands the scope of our earlier patents,
#7,858,307 (Dec 28, 2010) and #7,871,770 (Jan 18, 2011), for the
development of polymer-based Barcoded Magnetic Beads, which offer
excellent biocompatibility and long-term stability properties," said
Winston Ho, PhD, President of Applied BioCode. "These patents are
important components of our intellectual property portfolio,
specifically covering our encoded polymer bead technology licensed
initially from Maxwell Sensors, Inc. These patents will provide our
products with long-term market value."
Because Barcoded Magnetic Beads exhibit very high contrast barcode
patterns, the barcodes can be decoded easily and very accurately. The
multiplexing is readily increased by adding additional barcode digits to
the BMB's. The 12-digit micro bead has 4,096 separate barcodes, enabling
the simultaneous analysis of up to 4,096 DNA or protein targets in a
small amount of sample. The BMB and associated BioCode analyzers provide
clinical and life science research laboratories with a wide variety of
biological applications including molecular diagnostics, immunoassays,
gene mutation analysis, biomarker validation & discovery, drug
resistance genotyping, and pharmacogenomics.
Source: Applied BioCode, Inc.