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Polymeric assemblies for sensitive colorimetric assays

United States Patent

6,103,217
August 15, 2000
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The presently claimed invention relates to polymeric assemblies which visibly change color in the presence of analyte. In particular, the presently claimed invention relates to liposomes comprising a plurality of lipid monomers, which comprises a polymerizable group, a hydrophilic head group and a hydrophobic tail group, and one or more ligands. Overall carbon chain length, and polymerizable group positioning on the monomer influence color change sensitivity to analyte concentrations.
Charych; Deborah (Albany, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (CA)
08/ 901,220
July 28, 1997
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.