Patent Number: 8,715,949

Title: Applications of the binding interaction of proanthocyanidins with bacteria and bacterial components

Abstract: A composition having: a proanthocyanidin; and a macromolecule, an assembly of macromolecules, a semi-solid, or a solid surface to which the proanthocyanidin is immobilized.

Inventors: Delehanty; James B (Washington, DC), White; Brandy J (Alexandria, VA), Lin; Baochuan (Bethesda, MD), Ligler; Frances S (Potomac, MD)

Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy

International Classification: G01N 33/554 (20060101); C07C 53/00 (20060101); C07K 14/00 (20060101); C12M 1/00 (20060101); C07H 21/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018