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Amrita School of Biotechnology Bags US Patent for Detergent Compatible Assay for Protein Estimation

October 22, 2021 - 8:00

The School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus, obtained a US patent for ‘Detergent Compatible Assay for Protein Estimation‘ and the patent number is 11125754.  The invention discloses a detergent-compatible protein assay method, composition and kit based on the bio-conjugation reaction between proteins and Meldrum’s acid-activated furfural. The assay which is sensitive in the range of 0.125-15 mg/mL, is compatible with commonly used detergents and reducing agents in protein solutions.

The research behind this invention was carried out by Dr. Sobha Vijayan Nair (Associate Professor, School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri), Dr. R. Prakash Chandran, Dr. Bipin Nair (Dean, School of Biotechnology,  Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri) and Kalyani Ajayan.


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