The Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research has been awarded US Patent No. 8,362,227, "Detection of Clostridium difficile."
Franklin Cockerill, Thomas Smith, Jon Rosenblatt, and Lynne Sloan are named as inventors.
Provides methods and primers and probes to detect C. difficile in biological samples using real-time PCR. The patent also provides articles of manufacture containing such primers and probes.