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1. GB2447826 - Method and apparatus for determining level of microoganisms using bacteriophage

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United Kingdom
Application Number 0813683
Application Date 26.01.2007
Publication Number 2447826
Publication Date 03.09.2008
Publication Kind A
IPC
C12Q 1/70
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
12BIOCHEMISTRY; BEER; SPIRITS; WINE; VINEGAR; MICROBIOLOGY; ENZYMOLOGY; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING
QMEASURING OR TESTING PROCESSES INVOLVING ENZYMES, NUCLEIC ACIDS OR MICROORGANISMS; COMPOSITIONS OR TEST PAPERS THEREFOR; PROCESSES OF PREPARING SUCH COMPOSITIONS; CONDITION-RESPONSIVE CONTROL IN MICROBIOLOGICAL OR ENZYMOLOGICAL PROCESSES
1Measuring or testing processes involving enzymes, nucleic acids or microorganisms; Compositions therefor; Processes of preparing such compositions
70involving virus or bacteriophage
C12Q 1/04
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1Measuring or testing processes involving enzymes, nucleic acids or microorganisms; Compositions therefor; Processes of preparing such compositions
02involving viable microorganisms
04Determining presence or kind of microorganism; Use of selective media for testing antibiotics or bacteriocides; Compositions containing a chemical indicator therefor
CPC
G01N 33/56911
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
33Investigating or analysing materials by specific methods not covered by groups G01N1/00 - G01N31/00
48Biological material, e.g. blood, urine
50Chemical analysis of biological material, e.g. blood, urine; Testing involving biospecific ligand binding methods; Immunological testing
53Immunoassay; Biospecific binding assay; Materials therefor
569for microorganisms, e.g. protozoa, bacteria, viruses
56911Bacteria
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1Measuring or testing processes involving enzymes, nucleic acids or microorganisms
02involving viable microorganisms
04Determining presence or kind of microorganism; Use of selective media for testing antibiotics or bacteriocides; Compositions containing a chemical indicator therefor
06Quantitative determination
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1Measuring or testing processes involving enzymes, nucleic acids or microorganisms
02involving viable microorganisms
04Determining presence or kind of microorganism; Use of selective media for testing antibiotics or bacteriocides; Compositions containing a chemical indicator therefor
C12Q 1/70
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
12BIOCHEMISTRY; BEER; SPIRITS; WINE; VINEGAR; MICROBIOLOGY; ENZYMOLOGY; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING
QMEASURING OR TESTING PROCESSES INVOLVING ENZYMES, NUCLEIC ACIDS OR MICROORGANISMS
1Measuring or testing processes involving enzymes, nucleic acids or microorganisms
70involving virus or bacteriophage
Applicants MICROPHAGE INC
Inventors WHEELER JOHN H
REES JON C
GAISFORD GREGORY S
Priority Data 2007002275 26.01.2007 US
76274906 27.01.2006 US
79465206 24.04.2006 US
80092206 15.05.2006 US
Title
(EN) Method and apparatus for determining level of microoganisms using bacteriophage
Abstract
(EN)
A predetermined amount of parent bacteriophage capable of infecting a target microorganism is added to a sample to create a bacteriophage-exposed sample; the sample is incubated for a defined incubation time and assayed to determine the level of a bacteriophage or bacterial marker in the sample; and if the measured marker level has increased, then the initial concentration of the microorganism exceeds a specific threshold value. An antibiotic in different concentrations is added to different and separate portions of the sample and tested to determine if the bacteriophage marker is present and thereby determine the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of a given antibiotic. The antibiotic preferably is an antibiotic that inhibits DNA replication or protein synthesis.