* Alteon Inc., Ramsey, N.J., said European patent No. 86115332.8,"Methods and Agents for Inhibiting Protein Aging," filed byRockefeller University, was granted.* Stratagene Cloning Systems, La Jolla, Calif., was issued U.S.patent No. 5,347,075 for transgenic mice that contain the beta-galactosidase gene.* Sensus Drug Development Corp., Austin, Texas, was issued whatit said was the first U.S. patent specifically involving antagonists ofhuman growth hormone.* Chiron Corp., Emeryville, Calif., was granted the first in what itexpects to be a series of U.S. patents for its discovery of thehepatitis C virus. The patent, No. 5,350,671, coversimmunodiagnostic tests using antigens encoded by the core regionof the HCV genome.

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