Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

11-25-2008

Abstract

A novel surface immobilization electrochemical assay that allows for rapid, accurate and highly sensitive detection of microorganisms and biological molecules is described. Known surface immobilization methods are utilized to bind an analyte to a surface. A binding material with a covalently attached electroactive complex generates electrical current in the presence of analyte. An electrode is used to detect the current that is directly related to the concentration of analyte. The invention is especially suitable for detection of Cryptosporidium parvum.

Department

Chemical Engineering; Chemistry and Biochemistry

Patent Number

US7456028

Application Number

US20030108922

Application Published

6-12-2003

Application Filed

9-23-2002

Assignee

Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas, N.A. (Little Rock, AR)

Comments

Ingrid Fritsch, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Robert Beitle, Jr., Department of Chemical Engineering; Zoraida P. Aguilar, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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