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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. 09/444.095 entitled “Purification Method and Apparatus,” filed November 22, 1999. Foreign rights are also available (PCT/US99/27741). 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, Federick, MD 21702-5012.

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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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This invention relates to a method, an apparatus, and kit for performing purification of nucleic acids, proteins and cells. More specifically, the invention relates to an apparatus and methods for purification and concentration of nucleic acids, proteins (e.g., antigens and antibodies) and cells without the need of centrifigation, precipitation or lengthy incubations. The apparatus and methods can be adapted to non-specific or specific capture of nucleic acids, proteins or cells in a biological or environmental samples and can be adapted for detection of the captured moiety by enzymatic colorimetric, fluorescent, luminescent or electrochemical formats with or without nucleic acids amplication.

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Luz D. Ortiz,

Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.

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