Specific And Sensitive Diagnostic Test For Lyme Disease


This patent application describes species-specific DNA sequences in the pathogenic bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. It includes the use of these sequences, other related sequences obtained from the bacteria, and similar DNA sequences generated by recombinant techniques, as DNA probes for the identification of B. burgdorferi. The target sequences have been found in multiple locations and are associated with plasmid molecules. Thus, the natural amplification of these target sequences may create a sensitivity advantage over other single-site DNA probe targets.

Inventors:

Warren Simpson (NIAID)  ➽ more inventions...

Tom Schwan (NIAID)  ➽ more inventions...

Claude Garon (NIAID)  ➽ more inventions...


Intellectual Property:
U.S. Pat: 5,489,511 issued 1996-02-06
US Application No. 07/898,233

Licensing Contact:
Jeffrey Thruston,
Email: jeffrey.thruston@nih.gov
Phone: 301-594-5179

OTT Reference No: E-226-1989-0
Updated: Feb 1, 1994