Patent Number: 6,165,741

Title: Method for rapid detection of bacterial growth in cultures

Abstract: This invention provides a method for growth detection and identification of microorganisms in a culture medium comprising providing a culture medium comprising a solubilized oxygen-quenchable phosphorescent compound, inoculating said culture medium with a substrate suspected of being associated with one or more microorganism, and detecting microorganism growth and identifying said microorganism by causing said phosphorescent compound to phosphoresce and observing quenching of oxygen in said culture of said compound.

Inventors: Wilson; David F. (Philadelphia, PA), Vinogradov; Sergei A. (Philadelphia, PA)

Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania

International Classification: C12Q 1/04 (20060101); C12Q 001/04 (); C07D 487/22 (); C09B 047/04 (); G01N 021/64 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017