Patents Assigned to UniTag Bio
  • Publication number: 20110212846
    Abstract: Provided are methods and compositions for detecting the presence or amount of one or more target nucleic acids in a sample. Methods of the present invention include linking universal nucleic acid segments into a single molecule in a linking reaction dependent on a target nucleic acid of interest. A variety of universal segment linking strategies are provided, including preamplification by polymerase chain reaction, ligation-based strategies, reverse transcription and linear polymerase extension. Linking the universal segments into a single molecule generates a tagged target nucleic acid which is detected in a manner dependent on an intramolecular interaction between one universal segment and a second portion of the tagged target nucleic acid. In certain embodiments, the intramolecular interaction includes the formation of a hairpin having a stem between a universal segment at one end of the tagged target nucleic acid and a second universal segment at the opposite end of the tagged target nucleic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: UniTag Bio
    Inventor: Eugene Spier