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Patent for 'Mad Cow' Blood Test

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Mike

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Might be time to buy some stock. Wonder if the USDA is going to limit the testing with these also?
 

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They'll just claim again that unlicensed tests can not be used by US businesses - omitting the fact that they themselves control what gets licensed and what does not.
 
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The Immuno-PCR test will enable the detection of the "Mad Cow" protein in blood, cerebrospinal fluid, or nerve tissue by combining two well accepted testing methods: antigen capture and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), into a two-stage Immuno-PCR testing regimen. In the first stage, the "Mad Cow" prion (essentially a deformed normal cellular protein) is isolated by binding with a highly specific antibody. The antibody/prion complex isolated in the first stage of the test is then used to amplify the detection signal in the second stage using the PCR process, thereby creating a sufficient level of the signal to be accurately measured.
This Sure will WORK as the prion is a large size protien and protiens stick together.
 

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