Bowman-led group receives patent

By Staff

A research group led by Christopher Bowman of the CU-Boulder Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, recently received a patent for an improved method of detecting molecular recognition events, for use in diagnostic and environmental sensing applications. This patent is part of a portfolio of intellectual property generated by this group covering technology that uses polymeric materials (rather than conventional enzymatic amplification) to generate an amplified response to molecular recognition events in order to permit detection of low levels of biological molecules.

This IP portfolio has been developed by CU startup InDevR, Inc. as part of its ampliPHOX Colorimetric Microarray Detection system. In addition to Bowman, the other CU inventors on this patent were John Birks (Fellow Emeritus, CIRES); Kathy Rowlen (formerly CU-Boulder Chemistry and Biochemistry, now CEO of InDevR); and Hadley Sikes (formerly of CU-Boulder Chemical and Biological Engineering, MIT).