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Systems and methods for detecting toxins in a sample

Inventor: Scott Gallaher
Serial #: 11/824,138

Application:   Low-cost, real time, broad spectrum biological screening of water supplies, toxicity reduction evaluations, identification of point and non-point source pollution, pesticides in soil, and pharmaceutical irritant testing.

Technology:   Water toxicity assay based on the measurement of the rapid changes in swimming behavior induced in motile single cell organisms (protozoan ciliates) due to toxic materials exposure.  The assay requires no chemistry or reagents, has little or no turn-around time for results

Last updated: October 31, 2014