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Bioluminescent bioreporter integrated circuit

United States Patent

6,117,643
September 12, 2000
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Bioluminescent Bioreporter Integrated Circuits
Disclosed are monolithic bioelectronic devices comprising a bioreporter and an OASIC. These bioluminescent bioreporter integrated circuit are useful in detecting substances such as pollutants, explosives, and heavy-metals residing in inhospitable areas such as groundwater, industrial process vessels, and battlefields. Also disclosed are methods and apparatus for environmental pollutant detection, oil exploration, drug discovery, industrial process control, and hazardous chemical monitoring.
Simpson; Michael L. (Knoxville, TN), Sayler; Gary S. (Blaine, TN), Paulus; Michael J. (Knoxville, TN)
UT Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TX), The University of Tennessee Research Corp. (Knoxville, TX)
08/ 978,439
November 25, 1997
The United States government has rights in the present invention pursuant to grant number DE-FG05-94ER61870 from the Department of Energy and grant number F49620-89-C-0023 from the United States Air Force.