IP Watch: Recent Patents Related to PCR, Nucleic Acid Amplification, and Sample Prep | GenomeWeb

The Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research has been awarded US Patent No. 7,893,241, "Articles of manufacture for detection of herpes simplex virus."

Thomas Smith, Arlo Wold, Jim Uhl, and Mark Espy are named as inventors on the patent.

Discloses methods to detect herpes simplex virus in biological samples and to further distinguish between HSV-1 and HSV-2. Also discloses primers and probes for the differential detection of HSV-1 and HSV-2; and articles of manufacture containing such primers and probes for detecting HSV..

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