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Fomite tumbler and method of transferring biological material

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A fomite tumbler and method of transferring an agent from a source object to one or more fomites is provided. The tumbler provides reproducible and adjustable experimental determination of agent transfer between objects such as during handling. The inventions provide a unique mechanism for studying the transfer of a biological agent through a public use system such as the United States Postal System.

Inventors: 
Gardner, Warren L.; Bottiger, Jerold R.; Sayers, William R.; Williams, Leslie I.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Sensors and Measurement
FIle Date: 
2010-11-29
Grant Date: 
2013-06-04
Grant time: 
918 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
16
Claim count percentile rank: 
4
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA