Biomolecular innovators receiving U.S. patents

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Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima and postdoctoral fellow Kevin Jeanne Dit Fouque were recently awarded a U.S. patent for their invention: “Materials and methods for screening topoisomers” (Patent 10,386,372). This tool will be useful for identifying potential therapeutic drug candidates and will have broad application for the screening of proteins with unique composition. A high throughput tool, it is capable of separating proteins by their structure and sequence under physiological conditions.

Housed in the Biomolecular Sciences Institute, Fernandez-Lima and Jeanne Dit Fouque are among many faculty and collaborators who have received patents this year.

Patents to date include:

Dr. Kalai Mathee and collaborators, Method for Detection of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa (PA) Using Volatile Biomarkers
Patent No. 10,329,597
Date of Patent: 6/25/2019

Dr. Shekhar Bhansali and collaborator, Label-Free Electrochemical Biosensor
Patent No. 10,309,921
Date of Patent: 6/4/2019

Dr. Yi Xiao and collaborators, Highly Conductive Porous Paper-Based Metal Thin Films
Patent No. 10,290,386
Date of Patent: 5/14/2019

Dr. Yuk-Ching Tse-Dinh and collaborator, Bacterial Topoisomerase I Inhibitors with Antibacterial Activity
Patent No. 10,266,550
Date of Patent: 4/23/2019

Dr. Arvind Agarwal and collaborators, Three-dimensional Graphene foam reinforced composite coating with remarkable de-icing efficiency
Patent No. 10,183,754 
Date of Patent: 1/22/2019

Melinda Hoder contributed to the story.