The U.S. Patent and Trade Office issued a patent, Microbial Reduction of Vinyl Chloride, to Stanford University on Nov. 22
GUELPH, ONTARIO (Dec. 6, 2011) – The U.S. Patent and Trade Office issued a patent, Microbial Reduction of Vinyl Chloride, to Stanford University on Nov. 22 that includes the use of specific gene sequences to detect and monitor microorganisms critical to the bioremediation of chlorinated solvents.
Following the issue of the U.S. patent, No. 8,063,192, SiREM will continue to be the world’s only licensed provider of vcrA gene testing, which is identified by the trade name Gene-Trac® VC. Using this test, bioremediation practitioners and site managers can analyze soil and groundwater for the presence of microorganisms with the vcrA gene. This allows them to characterize impacted sites and assess whether chlorinated solvents can be completely degraded with the use of bioremediation techniques.
SiREM’s press release is now posted to U.S. and Canadian audiences on PR Newswire: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/patent-protection-granted-for-sirem-test-to-monitor-chlorinated-solvent-remediation-135088518.html.