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Patrick Merkel has worked on the following 21 EPO patent applications which have been published in the last five years:

EP11735890

GENERIC PCR

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68, C12Q 1/70
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP11738216

CONTROL NUCLEIC ACIDS FOR MULTIPLE PARAMETERS

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68, C12Q 1/70
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP11735891

GENERIC SAMPLE PREPARATION

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68, C12Q 1/70
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP11194991

Method for prevention of contamination

IPC classification:
B01L 9/00, G01N 35/10
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP11763704

METHOD FOR CELL LYSIS AND PCR WITHIN THE SAME REACTION VESSEL

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Alexander Burger, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP11763931

METHOD FOR CELL LYSIS IN A PCR REACTION BUFFER

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Alexander Burger, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP14167014

Cap supply for vessels containing biological samples

IPC classification:
G01N 35/00, G01N 35/04
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP12188990

Dual probe assay for the detection of HCV

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68, C12Q 1/70
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP12188987

Dual probe assay for the detection of heterogeneous amplicon populations

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68, C12Q 1/70
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13710858

METHODS FOR ASSESSING RNA QUALITY

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13197212

Supply module for an automated analyzer

IPC classification:
G01N 35/00, G01N 35/04
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13198403

Storage and supply of vessel holders

IPC classification:
G01N 33/00, G01N 35/04
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP15157485

MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES FOR NUCLEIC ACID PURIFICATION

IPC classification:
H01F 1/00
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP14700170

IMPROVED CALIBRATION OF HIGH RESOLUTION MELTING

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
no data provided
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP14702215

RT-QPCR ANALYSIS OF MICRO-DISSECTED MATERIAL FROM STAINED FFPET SECTION

IPC classification:
G01N 1/30
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP14182730

Oligonucleotides for controlling amplification of nucleic acids

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
APPLICATION PUBLISHED
EP14736385

PRIMERS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING HUMAN HEPATITIS C VIRUS (HCV) VARIANTS IN AN ISOLATED SAMPLE

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/70
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics, S.L.
Applicant:
FundaciĆ³ Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron - Institut de Recerca (VHIR)
Agent:
ZBM Patents Zea, Barlocci & Markvardsen SL
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP11763703

METHOD FOR CELL LYSIS IN A RT-PCR REACTION BUFFER

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Alexander Burger, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP13161644

Amine compounds for the selective preparation of biological samples

IPC classification:
C12N 15/10
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP12194999

Sample processing

IPC classification:
B01L 3/00, C12Q 1/68, G01N 33/543
Agent:
Hoffmann Eitle PartmbB
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP11738214

QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE DETECTION OF MICROBIAL NUCLEIC ACIDS

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68, C12Q 1/70
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
PATENT GRANTED

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