Diagnostics – Protein and nucleic acid assays
The following queries provide an overview of analytical assays for the diagnosis of all kinds of coronavirus infections not limited to SARS-CoV-2. The diagnosis is based on the detection of viral proteins or nucleic acids in samples isolated from humans or animals. All searches have been carried out combining the relevant and specific patent classifications and keywords.
Nucleic acids analyses
The following section contains a selection of tests based on the analysis of coronavirus by various nucleic acid based technologies, including hybridization with virus specific probes, amplification and detection of the viral genome or its sequencing for allowing the identification of virus specific sequences. The queries combine the IPC and CPC classes C12Q1/68 and C12Q1/70 with diagnostic and virus specific keywords.
- Nucleic acid testing
- Nucleic acid hybridisation assays
- Mutation detection assay
- Amplification assays
- Sequencing assays
The following section contains a selection of methodologies to detect viral proteins in human or animal samples via binding assays. The selection is based on targets, types and preparation of assays or the nature of the assays themselves. The queries mainly combine specific G01N33 IPC and CPC classes with keywords.
- Preparation or production of immuno-chemical test materials required for binding assays
- Assays carried out on a solid phase
- Assays based on the format of the test strip or immunochromatography
- Details of assays relating specifically to the proteins to be detected
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