Patent Number: 7,972,786

Title: Detection and analysis of influenza virus

Abstract: An assay comprising more than one primer pair and more than one detection probe, a low copy number synthetic amplicon corresponding to each of the primer pairs. The assay can detect and distinguish between various sub-types and strains of an influenza virus using any suitable nucleic acid amplification technique. Related kits and methods are also described.

Inventors: Hartshorn; Cristina (Needham, MA), Pierce; Kenneth E. (Natick, MA), Reis, Jr.; Arthur Henry (Arlington, MA), Rice; John E. (Quincy, MA), Sanchez; J. Aquiles (Framingham, MA), Wangh; Lawrence J. (Auburndale, MA)

Assignee: Brandeis University

International Classification: C12Q 1/68 (20060101); C07H 21/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-07-05 0:00:00