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Functionalized magnetic nanoparticle analyte sensor

United States Patent

March 25, 2014
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A method and system for simply and efficiently determining quantities of a preselected material in a particular solution by the placement of at least one superparamagnetic nanoparticle having a specified functionalized organic material connected thereto into a particular sample solution, wherein preselected analytes attach to the functionalized organic groups, these superparamagnetic nanoparticles are then collected at a collection site and analyzed for the presence of a particular analyte.
Yantasee; Wassana (Richland, WA), Warner; Maryin G. (Richland, WA), Warner; Cynthia L. (Richland, WA), Addleman; Raymond S. (Benton City, WA), Fryxell; Glen E. (Kennewick, WA), Timchalk; Charles (Kennewick, WA), Toloczko; Mychailo B. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
11/ 936,405
November 7, 2007
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0576RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as a Project BioShield grant from NIAID, grant 1R21 OH008900-01 from NIOSH. The Government has certain rights in the invention.