Gen-Probe has been awarded US Patent No. 8,202,978, "Compositions for detecting group A streptococci."
Reinhold Pollner and Paul Darby are named as inventors on the patent.
Provides compositions, methods, and kits for detecting Group A streptococci. In particular, the patent describes oligonucleotides that are useful as amplification primers and hybridization probes for detecting very low levels of Group A streptococci nucleic acids.
GE has been awarded US Patent No. 8,202,972, "Isothermal DNA amplification."