US Patent 5,846,735
United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)
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.
Stapleton, Jack T.; Han, Jian-qiu; Labrecque, Douglas; and Schmidt, Warren N. Hepatitis C virus Fc-binding function. US Patent 5,846,735 filed April 18, 1996 and issued December 08, 1998. https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/199