The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued US Patents 7, 858,307 (28 December 2010) and 7,871,770 (18 January 2011), 'Light Transmitted Assay Beads' to Applied BioCode for the method of use and the manufacturing of its multiplex Barcoded Magnetic Beads products..
Applied BioCode’s Barcoded Magnetic Beads, an open-ended digital multiplex platform, are encoded with a high contrast pattern on micro particles, which provide laboratories with a wide variety of biological applications, including molecular diagnostics, gene mutation analysis, biomarker validation, drug resistance genotyping, and pharmacogenomics.
Applied BioCode president Winston Ho said the polymer-based Barcoded Magnetic Beads are manufactured by well-established semiconductor processes. All beads are created equal. Only the barcode varies.
"These patents are important components of our intellectual property portfolio, specifically covering encoded bead multiplex technology licensed initially from Maxwell Sensors, and these patents will provide our multiplex products with long term market value," Ho said.