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Method for simultaneously detecting multiple biological threat agents

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AECBC

A multiplex PCR assay for simultaneously detecting biological threat agents whose genome is DNA or RNA, by using computational tools to identify a specific target sequence which is unique to a specific genus or species of organism and is also a conserved sequence within that group, selecting specific primer sets, creating a probe to label the target nucleic acid, extracting the target nucleic acid from a sample, amplifying the targeted nucleic acid to detectible levels and reading the presence or absence of the target nucleic acid simultaneously from all threat agents.

Inventors: 
Sagripanti, Jose-luis; Zandomeni, Monica Carrera
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Biotechnology and Healthcare
FIle Date: 
2008-05-21
Grant Date: 
2013-02-05
Grant time: 
1,721 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
31
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY