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Method for genetic identification of unknown organisms

United States Patent

August 23, 2016
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A method of rapid, genome and proteome based identification of unknown pathogenic or non-pathogenic organisms in a complex sample. The entire sample is analyzed by creating millions of emulsion encapsulated microdroplets, each containing a single pathogenic or non-pathogenic organism sized particle and appropriate reagents for amplification. Following amplification, the amplified product is analyzed.
Colston, Jr.; Billy W. (San Ramon, CA), Fitch; Joseph P. (Livermore, CA), Hindson; Benjamin J. (Livermore, CA), Carter; J. Chance (Livermore, CA), Beer; Neil Reginald (Pleasanton, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 818,623
June 15, 2007
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.