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Polymeric assay film for direct colorimetric detection

United States Patent

6,001,556
December 14, 1999
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A lipid bilayer with affinity to an analyte, which directly signals binding by a changes in the light absorption spectra. This novel assay means and method has special applications in the drug development and medical testing fields. Using a spectrometer, the system is easily automated, and a multiple well embodiment allows inexpensive screening and sequential testing. This invention also has applications in industry for feedstock and effluent monitoring.
Charych; Deborah (Albany, CA), Nagy; Jon (Rodeo, CA), Spevak; Wayne (Albany, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (CA)
08/ 592,724
January 26, 1996
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. The Government has certain rights in this invention.