The TIGR clones are significant additions to the existing ResGen(TM) collection of more than 7 million unique human and non-human gene clones available to researchers.
The TIGR genes ultimately will be included in the proprietary ResGen(TM) cMiner(TM) on-line software and database for cataloging and locating large numbers of different gene clones.
We are very pleased about the decision of the Appeals Court, which reestablishes our intellectual property position in the production of top quality cDNA libraries, gene clones
, and arrays," said Alan Hammond, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Invitrogen's Life Technologies division.
Patent 6,063,608 covering a technology essential in the production of top quality cDNA libraries, gene clones
and arrays used in gene discovery and other genomics applications.
The improvement in gross margins resulted mainly from increased sales in our higher-margin gene cloning and expression kits, DNA microarrays and sequence-verified gene clones
," he said.