HTG Announces New Australian Patent for Its Technology
Patent covers methods of co-detecting mRNA and small non-coding RNA
The technology claimed in the patent involves multiplexed, nuclease-protection methods of detecting messenger RNA (mRNA) and small non-coding RNA, such as microRNA (miRNA), in a single test or assay. The patent, which provides protection until September 2032, is part of a family of patents, including U.S. patent no. 9,512,469 issued on
“We are pleased to strengthen our intellectual property protection with the addition of this Australian patent covering this application of our core technology,” stated TJ Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of HTG. “We believe miRNAs are gaining relevance as possible diagnostic markers and are very pleased to have our methods of mRNA and miRNA co-detection patented in multiple geographies. We have consistently sought to protect uses of our technology in the U.S. and globally, and now have over 20 patents covering our nuclease-protection-based technologies, including our HTG EdgeSeq method.”
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Source: HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc.