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ASSAYS FOR DETERMINING EXPOSURE TO MULTIWALLED CARBON NANOTUBES

United States Patent Application

20100255467
A1
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Assays useful in determining exposure to multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are provided. In one aspect, the MWCNT exposure assays operate by detecting a significant increase in the expression levels and/or status of certain cytokines shown to be responsive to MWCNT exposure.
Houston, Kevin D. (Las Cruces, NM), Park, Min Sung (Los Alamos, NM)
LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (Los Alamos NM)
12/ 507,657
July 22, 2009
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06 NA 25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.