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Sensitive and rapid detection of pathogenic organisms and toxins using fluorescent polymeric lipids

United States Patent Application

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The present invention relates to methods and compositions for the detection of analytes using the fluorescence that occurs in polymeric material in response to selective binding of analytes to the polymeric materials. In particular, the present invention allows for the fluorescent detection of membrane modifying reactions and analytes responsible for such modifications and for the screening of reaction inhibitors.
Moronne, Mario Manuel (Berkeley, CA), Charych, Deborah H. (Albany, CA), Nagy, Jon O. (Bozeman, MT)
Regents of the University of California (Oakland CA)
10/ 215,736
August 9, 2002
[0002] This invention was made in part during work partially supported by the U.S. government Department of Energy grant No. DE-AC03-76SF00098. The government has certain rights in the invention.