Taq patent

Rafael Maldonado rmaldonado at ua.es
Tue Feb 1 05:10:29 EST 2000

Louis Hom wrote:
> As for patents and progress, remember that the process for making MAbs
> didn't get patented.  Maybe monoclonals didn't revolutionize molecular
> biology the same way that PCR did, but I think they did lead to some great
> discoveries and some interesting derivative technologies.

An so many other things, as restriction enzymes, pBR322, E. coli
transformation and so. Patenting has been a recent time motivation for
scientists. It looks like scientists are more interested in money now
than before...


Rafael Maldonado
Divison of Genetics
University of Alicante (Spain)

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