By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 27 -- Iris International, Chatsworth, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,513,032) developed by Edward Jablonski, Escondido, Calif., and Thomas Adams, Santa Fe, Calif., for a "microbubbles for affinity separation."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to methods, compositions and kits for affinity isolation, affinity purification and affinity assay based on microbubbles coated with an affinity molecule. Particularly, the invention provides protein microbubbles coated with an affinity molecule. In addition, the invention provides glass microbubbles coated with an affinity molecule. Methods of using the microbubbles of the invention for isolating analytes and cells are specifically provided."
The patent application was filed on May 31, 2011 (13/149,551). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,513,032.PN.&OS=PN/8,513,032&RS=PN/8,513,032
Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.