Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 5,904,822

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

5-18-1999

Assignee

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

Application Number

08/748,589

Date Filed

1996-11-13

Total Pages

41 pages

Abstract

This invention relates to a system and methods for the straightening an electrophoresis gel image in the vertical and horizontal directions, and for analyzing a straightened gel image. The system includes an input unit for receiving raw data from the electrophoresis gel, a straightening unit for providing a straightened gel image, an output unit for portraying the raw data from the electrophoresis gel and the straightened gel image, and a an analyzing unit for analyzing the data portrayed in the straightened gel image. The system features a dye boost feature for boosting the intensity of bands, filtering means for modifying the gel image, and a genotype editing feature for editing the results of an automatic gel analysis. The system allows for manual and automatic analysis of the straightened gel image according to a specified set of analysis parameters providing a range of analysis stringency levels.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/208