July 19, 2012

  Former Clinomics patents had been assigned to Laurus Master Fund, Ltd 

Pittsfield – Worcester, MA -- Nuclea Biotechnologies, Inc. today acquired a portfolio containing six patents and applications related to tissue microarrays that had previously belonged to Clinomics Biosciences.  Nuclea purchased the Clinomics Patent Portfolio from Laurus Master Fund, Ltd, a division of New York based Laurus Capital Management, which had been assigned the patents.  Patrick Muraca, president & CEO of Nuclea and formerly president & chief operating officer of Clinomics, is the inventor of all technologies in the portfolio.

“We believe these patents will allow Nuclea to expand our product offering and drive significant licensing revenue for the company,” Muraca said.  “The tissue microarray technologies contained in this portfolio are very useful in specimen analysis, and we are eager to integrate them into our research.”

Nuclea acquired the portfolio for an undisclosed fee.  The patents have not been maintained since being assigned to Laurus nearly seven years ago, but Nuclea plans to petition the USPTO to revive them immediately.  

The portfolio includes:

  • US Design Patent No. D473,648 S
  • US Patent No. 6,716,619 B1
  • US Patent No. 6,582,967 B2
  • US Patent No. 6,534,307 B1
  • US Serial No. 09/888,362
  • US Serial No. 09/781,016 

Nuclea Biotechnologies, Inc. is headquartered in Pittsfield, Massachusetts with additional operations in Worcester, Massachusetts. Nuclea has developed and is commercializing eleven unique diagnostic tests for colon, breast, leukemia, lung, prostate cancer and most recently diabetes.  Nuclea also performs research leading to novel molecular oncology therapeutics and diagnostics for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.


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