Accession Number : ADD014576

Title :   Flow Immunosensor Method and Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 23 Feb 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ligler, Frances S ; Gaber, Bruce P ; Kusterbeck, Anne W ; Wemhoff, Gregory A

Report Date : 23 Feb 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : This invention relates to a continuous and relatively instantaneous antibody-based method for detecting a target moiety and a flow immunosensor apparatus capable of conducting the method. Today, for reasons of health and safety, it is necessary to be able to rapidly detect the presence of moieties in an environment or samples which are themselves dangerous or are associated with materials which can be dangerous. These moieties may be in a medicine, a food or sample of body fluid. In addition, these moieties can be in the air or water. The moieties are referred to herein as a target or target moiety. The target may be something dangerous to health such as a toxic material present in a food, or a toxic agent present in the air or in the water supply. Keywords: Patent applications. (jes)

Descriptors :   *MEDICINE, *DETECTION, BODY FLUIDS, FOOD, MATERIALS, MEDICINE, TOXICITY, WATER, WATER SUPPLIES

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE