Diagnostic Hybrids has been awarded US Patent 7,341,829, “In situ growth, freezing and testing of cultured cells.”
The inventors listed on the patent are David Scholl, Francesco Ambesi-Impiombato, James Brown, Leonard Kohn, and Joseph Jollick, Jr.
According to its abstract, the patent provides methods for the in situ growth, freezing, and testing of cultured cells. Specifically, the patent describes methods for the long-term preservation of cells in ready-to-use formats for testing. The patent also provides rapid and easy-to-use methods to diagnose viral and other infections. In addition, the patent discusses easy-to-use methods to grow and store cells in situ for testing methods.