Patent applications filed by Giorgio and Valentina MANGIAROTTI
Dr Giorgio Mangiarotti conducted research on the molecular biology of Dictyostelium discoideum at the Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Turin at the time of filing. Their patent application below discloses use of wildtype or genetically engineered Dictyostelium cells to detect toxic substances in the environment. A preferred embodiment disclosed in the specification is use of E. coli beta galactosidase as the reporter gene in transgenic Dictyostelium.
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|Patent or Publication no.||Title, Independent Claims and Summary||Assignee and licensing information|
||Title – Process to detect toxic substances in the environment
The claims are generally drawn towards:
Definitions extracted from the description are:
Since this is a published application and not a granted patent, currently there are no enforceable rights.
No examples of transgenic Dictyostelium strains are provided in the specification, therefore enablement of this technology is unclear.
Via Pollicino, 10 I-10052 Bardonecchia, Italy
Via Gibellini, 4 I-10020 Pecetto Torinese, Italy
|Date of search||28 Apr 2006|
|Database searched||Patent Lens|
|Type of search||Simple|
|Collections searched||AU-B, US-A, US-B, EP-B, WO|
|Search terms||biomonitor and cadmium|
|Comments||Of the 22 results identified using these search terms, 3 results were identified as being of particular interest based on their abstracts and a review of their claims.|