Qiagen has been awarded US Patent No. 7,922,917, "Porous ferro- or ferromagnetic glass particles for isolating molecules."
Philippe Sauer, Bernd Springer, Thomas Manz, Christoph Ritt, and Roland Fabis are named as inventors on the patent.
Describes porous ferro- or ferrimagnetic glass particles that selectively bind molecules of interest, especially nucleic acid molecules, under appropriate conditions. Also describes methods of preparing the porous ferro- or ferrimagnetic glass particles and using them to identify or separate molecules of interest. Also provides kits comprising the porous ferro- or ferrimagnetic glass particles.