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Current press release

Testbiotech announces it will appeal the decision

The European Patent Office (EPO) has upheld two patents issued to US company Intrexon. In these patents, EP1572862 and EP1456346, Intrexon claims genetically engineered animals such as mice, rats, rabbits, cats, dogs, bovines, goats, pigs, horses, sheep, monkeys and chimpanzees as inventions. Together with other organisations, Testbiotech filed an opposition against the patents on ethical grounds, arguing that they can provide incentives to carry out animal experiments for commercial reasons. Testbiotech now will file an appeal against the decision.

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21. September 2015

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07. July 2015

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06. July 2015

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01. July 2015

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