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Hatch Receives Patent for Research

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Duane Hatch recently received a patent for one of his research projects titled, “Synthetic Ligands for the Differentiation of Closely Related Toxins and Pathogens.”  The inventors are Suri Saranathan Iyer of Cincinnati, Ohio, Duane Michael Hatch of Nashville, Tennessee, Ramesh Ratan Kale of Maharashtra, India, Alison Ann Weiss of Cincinnati, Ohio, Shantini Dodampe Gamage of Cleves, Ohio and Colleen M. McGannon of Lorain, Ohio.

The patent is based on one of Hatch’s research interests that involves detecting and differentiating pathogens (bacteria, viruses and protein toxins) using synthetic ligands. This method of detection allows for real-time monitoring, and by using tailored ligands, closely related pathogens can be selectively detected.

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