PositiveID and its development partner RECEPTORS recently announced that Receptors' patented CARA (combinatorial artificial receptor array) technology was recently published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Receptors' CARA platform technology is the foundation of the development of the Company's glucose-sensing RFID microchip and rapid virus detection system for the H1N1 virus and other pandemic viruses. PositiveID has the exclusive licenses to Receptors' Patent No. 7,504,364 titled "Methods of Making Arrays and Artificial Receptors" and Patent No. 7,469,076 "Sensors Employing Combinatorial Artificial Receptors," as used in these applications.
The paper, entitled "Small Molecule-Based Binding Environments: Combinatorial Construction of Microarrays for Multiplexed Affinity Screening," Weller Roska et.al., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131 (46), pp 16660-16662, documents the construction of Receptors' CARA platform and the application of the array to differentiation of proteins based on their binding patterns, and can be read here.
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About RECEPTORS LLC
Receptors LLC develops SMART MATERIALS products for laboratory, clinical, industrial hygiene and healthcare use that selectively capture and measure chemical, biochemical and cellular targets from complex biological, environmental or industrial samples. The Company's patented AFFINITY by DESIGN platform has broad applicability, ranging from the isolation of disease pathway proteins for drug discovery and production of therapeutic antibodies, to the capture of bacteria and viruses for disinfection and diagnostic purposes. RECEPTORS LLC is a private company based in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota. For further information please visit www.receptorsllc.com.
About PositiveID Corporation
PositiveID Corporation provides unique health and security identification tools to protect consumers and businesses. PositiveID operates in two main divisions: HealthID and ID Security. For more information on PositiveID, please visit www.PositiveIDCorp.com.