Patent Number: 7,820,387

Title: Reactions on a solid surface

Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for the detection and characterization of nucleic acid sequences and variations in nucleic acid sequences. The present invention relates to methods for forming a nucleic acid cleavage structure on a solid support and cleaving the nucleic acid cleavage structure in a site-specific manner. For example, in some embodiments, a 5' nuclease activity from any of a variety of enzymes is used to cleave the target-dependent cleavage structure, thereby indicating the presence of specific nucleic acid sequences or specific variations thereof.

Inventors: Neri; Bruce P. (Madison, WI), Hall; Jeff G. (Madison, WI), Lyamichev; Victor (Madison, WI), Smith; Lloyd M. (Madison, WI)

Assignee: Third Wave Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: C12Q 1/68 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00