Department of the Army, DOD.
In accordance with 37 CFR 404.6 and 404.7, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of U.S. Patent Application No. 09/952,078 entitled “Method for Detecting Clostridium Botulinum Neurotoxin Serotypes A, B, E and F in a Sample,” filed September 14, 2001. Foreign rights (PCT/US01/28641) are also available. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army has rights in this invention.
Commander, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, ATTN: Command Judge Advocate, MCMR-JA, 504 Scott Street, Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD 21702-5012.Start Further Info
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Sensitive and specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays which detect Clostridium botulinum neurotoxins serotypes A, B, E, and F in a sample are described. The assay is based upon affinity-purified antibodies directed against the C-fragments of each toxin. These assays demonstrate sensitivity close to that of the mouse bioassay without the use of animals and in a much simpler format than other assays of similar sensitivity.Start Signature
Luz D. Ortiz,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
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