Kyoto University gets European patent on iPS cell technology
Kyoto University said that it has been granted its first European patent on a technique for creating induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells. An application was filed with the European Patent Office in 2008 based on a domestic filing in 2005. The university received its official notice of approval for Europe. It will take steps to register the patent in each of 17 countries, including the U.K., Germany and France.
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