Agilent Technologies has been awarded US Patent No. 7,939,645, "Reaction buffer composition for nucleic acid replication with packed DNA polymerases."
Michael Borns is named as inventor on the patent.
Relates to compositions, methods, and kits for nucleic acid replication, including PCR and mutagenesis reactions. The patent provides a buffer composition that allows higher concentrations of DNA polymerase to be used, resulting in greater yield of amplified product and faster reaction kinetics.