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Nanosized biological container and manufacture thereof

United States Patent Application

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Nanosized biological containers that are "ghosts" of viruses for which capsids are independent of their endogenous viral nucleic acid cores, provide nano-particles of uniform size, and known numbers of sites for attachments of ligands. These containers can be filled with a fluorescent, magnetic, x-ray absorbent, nucleotide components or a radioactive particle and used as nanoscale markers.
Chen, Liaohai (Darien, IL), Bader, Samuel D. (Oak Park, IL), Hoffmann, Axel F. (Chicago, IL), Kay, Brian K. (Chicago, IL), Makowski, Lee (Hinsdale, IL)
11/ 384,792
March 20, 2006
U.S. GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the University of Chicago representing Argonne National Laboratory.