Sunday, January 04, 2009

Yamanaka scooped on iPS (stem cell) patent ?!?

TMCNews reports on 4 Jan 09:

German chemical giant Bayer AG applied for a patent in Japan on June 15, 2007, for a technique to generate induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, from human cells, according to Patent Office data released by Sunday [Jan 4].

The application was submitted around three months before a Japanese team led by Kyoto University professor Shinya Yamanaka announced the successful generation of iPS cells from human cells.

See also

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2008. Shinya Yamanaka Kyoto work leads to Japanese patent on iPS


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