US Patent No. 9,434,976

Modification of sample preparation to differentiate live and dead bacteria by polymerase chain reaction assay
Sep 07, 2016

Tuskegee University has been awarded US Patent No. 9,434,976, "Modification of sample preparation to differentiate live and dead bacteria by polymerase chain reaction assay."

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