Kyoto University granted first US patent for iPS cells
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted its first patent associated with iPS cell technology to Professor Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University, Japan, for a technique used to reprogram fully differentiated somatic mouse cells into an embryonic-like state. Patents for the technique were previously granted to Kyoto University by Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, South Africa, Israel and the European Patent Office.
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