Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research has been awarded US Patent No. 8,101,362, "Detection of Clostridium difficile."

Franklin Cockerill III, Thomas Smith, Jon Rosenblatt, and Lynne Sloan are named as inventors on the patent.

Provides methods to detect C. difficile in biological samples using real-time PCR. Also provides primers and probes for detecting C. difficile; and articles of manufacture containing such primers and probes.

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