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Internal Control Nucleic Acid Molecule for Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

Posted Jul 29 2012 8:00pm

Description of Invention:
The invention provides a PCR internal control system for use in both real-time PCR (also known as kinetic or Q-PCR) and conventional PCR. This flexible system has a number of novel design qualities which make it universally adaptable for use in virtually any real-time or conventional PCR assay, including RT-PCR and multiplex PCR applications, regardless of the organism/gene/nucleic acid being targeted. It provides the user/assay developer a choice of control product sizes, fluorogenic probe reporting systems, and thermal cycling options, allowing ease of incorporation into various assay formats and instrument platforms. This unique internal control also can be readily incorporated into virtually any existing quantitative multiplex real-time PCR assay. The invention also provides methods of using the internal control system and kits of the invention.

Michael C Vickery (FDA)
Angelo DePaola (FDA)
George M Blackstone (FDA)

Patent Status:
HHS, Reference No. E-213-2003/0
US, , Patent No. 7,728,123, Issued 01 Jun 2010

Relevant Publication:
  1. Additional information may be found in Vickery et al., "Detection and Quantification of Total and Potentially Virulent Vibrio parahaemolyticus Using a 4-Channel Multiplex Real-Time PCR Targeting the tl, tdh, and trh Genes and a Novel PCR Internal Control," published abstract, 103rd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, May 18-23, 2003, Washington, DC.

For Licensing Information Please Contact:
Michael Shmilovich Esq.
NIH Office of Technology Transfer
6011 Executive Blvd. Suite 325,
Rockville, MD 20852
United States
Phone: 301-435-5019
Fax: 301-402-0220

Ref No: 763

Updated: 07/2012

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