Mindy M. Brashears has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Abstract: Compositions and methods useful for reducing or eliminating the presence of pathogens in meat and meat products are disclosed. Administration of one or more lactic acid producing microorganisms to a live animal, to a carcass, to meat, to meat products, or in animal feed results in significant reductions in the amount of pathogens potentially harmful to humans when ingested. Synergistic effects can be achieved with the administration of multiple strains of microorganisms.
Abstract: The present invention provides methods for preventing or inhibiting the carriage of human food-borne pathogens in animals and methods for increasing feed efficiency in animals by administering to the animals effective amounts of probiotic lactic bacteria. Further provided are feed compositions comprising probiotic lactic bacteria.
June 18, 2003
March 4, 2004
The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska