Invention in the field of infectious disease diagnosis from the Laboratory of Nano-Bioengineering, NRNU MEPhI

Igor Nabiev, Alyona Sukhanova, and Pavel Sokolov, of the Laboratory of Nano-Bioengineering (LNBE), together with Artem Tkachuk, of the Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology (NRCEM), RF Ministry of Health, applied to the Federal Institute of Industrial Property (FIPS) for an invention patent on A Kit for Differential Diagnosis of Diseases.

The kit is intended for multiplexed differential diagnosis of several diseases, its options including both the manual mode and automated diagnosis and separation of the analytes. Its prospective fields of application are laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases and research aimed at searching for new diagnostic targets for detection of bacterial and viral pathogens.

The new invention was made in the course of implementation of State Contract no. K-27-NIR/136-5 of December 11, 2015, Development of the Theoretical and Methodological Principles for Multiplexed Test Systems Detecting and Identifying Biological Pathogens Based on Suspension Immunochips. It continues the LNBE's series of research and developments in laboratory diagnosis and biomedicine. Late past year, an LNBE team already got a patent on the method for fabricating a test system operating on a similar principle of analyte detection, as reported at the laboratory's website. However, the new invention offers an additional option of separation of analytes for subsequent more detailed analysis.

To date, LNBE has had 20 intellectual properties patented, and 4 more applications are being considered.


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