Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 5,846,735

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

12-8-1998

Assignee

University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)

Application Number

08/634,545

Date Filed

1996-04-18

Total Pages

27 pages

Abstract

The present invention involves the detection and purification of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). More particularly, the invention involves the exploitation of a newly discovered Fc-binding function in HCV to capture HCV from infected samples. This permits greatly simplified methods of diagnosis, improved methods of treatment and, in addition, the first opportunity to purify significant quantities of HCV.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/199