betaine in LA PCR
Dr. Duncan Clark
duncan at genesys.demon.co.uk
Mon Apr 21 03:24:32 EST 1997
In article <5je8lr$98k21 at ncisun1-nf0.ncifcrf.gov>, Paul N Hengen
<pnh at ncifcrf.gov> writes
>Note the last two lines in the acknowlegements!
>Wholly Smokin' Rip-Off!!
It's maybe not that bad in that it only covers inclusion of betaine in
the PCR buffer itself. If it is pacakged separately in it's own vial
then I take the view that is OK to sell it with a PCR enzyme and the PCR
buffer. Put it in the PCR buffer and you infringe.
I would say that this kind of patent or patent app. is becoming more and
The problem with being on the cutting edge is that you occasionally get
sliced from time to time....
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