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Availability for Non-Exclusive, or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Application Concerning Antibodies Against Type A Botulinum Neurotoxin

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AGENCY:

Department of the Army, DOD

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with 37 CFR 404.6 and 404.7, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of U.S. Patent Application No. 09/465,276 entitled “Antibodies Against Type A Botulinum Neurotoxin,” filed December 16, 1999. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army has rights in this invention.

ADDRESSES:

Commander, U.S. army Medical Research and Materiel Command, ATTN: Command Judge Advocate, MCMR-JA, 504 Scott Street, Fort Detrick Frederick, MD 21702-5012.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For patent issues, Ms. Elizabeth Arwine, Patent Attorney, (301) 619-7808. For licensing issues, Dr. Paul Mele, Office of Research & Technology Assessment, (301) 619-6664, both at telefax (301) 619-5034.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Antibodies for binding epitopes of BoNT/A and hybridomas which produce such antibodies are described. The antibodies of the present invention can be used in a method for detecting BoNT/A in a sample and/or in a method for purifying BoNT/A from an impure solution. In addition, the antibodies can to be used for passive immunization against BoNT/A intoxication or as intoxication therapy. Another aspect of the invention is a kit for detecting BoNT/A in a sample.

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Luz D. Ortiz,

Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.

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