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Patent for 'Mad Cow' Blood Test

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Feb 10, 2005
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Montgomery, Al
Might be time to buy some stock. Wonder if the USDA is going to limit the testing with these also?
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.
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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