Willem R Boom, Henriette M A Adriaanse, Tim Kievits, Peter F Lens: Process for isolating nucleic acid. Akzo, Donna Bobrowicz, William M Blackstone, August 10, 1993: US05234809 (372 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a process, a combination of means for isolating nucleic acid from a nucleic acid-containing starting material and a testkit in order to amplify the nucleic acid obtained by said process. More in particular, the invention relates to a process and a kit for isolating nucleic a ...

Robert J van Wijk: Fabry-perot with device mirrors including a dielectric coating outside the resonant cavity. Akzo Nobel, Richard P Fennelly, Louis A Morris, January 10, 1995: US05381232 (220 worldwide citation)

In a Fabry-Perot etalon or interferometer the metal mirrors are each provided with a dielectric coating on the side facing away from the enclosed gap. The dielectric coating leads to the advantage of peak transmittance being improved without the finesse being adversely affected. The dielectric coati ...

Barry W Wessels: Alignment system to overlay abdominal computer aided tomography and magnetic resonance anatomy with single photon emission tomography. Akzo, Spencer Frank & Schneider, March 29, 1994: US05299253 (212 worldwide citation)

The invention is a machine based alignment system for imaging with a contrasting marker (fiducial marker) attached to a support means for providing a set of markings which uniquely identify each cross-section of an imaged object in relation to other registered images.

Feijen Jan, Esselbrugge Hilbert: Article for the controlled delivery of an active substance, comprising a hollow space fully enclosed by a wall and filled in full or in part with one or more active substances.. Akzo, November 25, 1992: EP0514406-A1 (190 worldwide citation)

An article for the controlled delivery of an active substance, comprising a hollow space fully enclosed by a wall and filled in full or in part with one or more active substances, which wall is made using a biodegradable polymeric material permeable to the active substance, wherein the wall is compo ...

Diana K Goroff: In-vitro method for producing antigen-specific human monoclonal antibodies. Akzo, Donna Bobrowicz, July 20, 1993: US05229275 (186 worldwide citation)

A method of amplifying production of IgG, IgA and IgM antigen specific human monoclonal antibodies from transformed, T-cell depleted, human peripheral blood lymphocytes through the use of an adjuvant system consisting of 8-mercaptoguanosine and at least one of the cytokines interleukin-4 and interle ...

Werner Henne: Artificial kidney. Akzo, John H Shurtleff, July 15, 1980: US04212738 (171 worldwide citation)

A flexible artificial kidney, capable of being worn directly on the body of the patient, and characterized by a flexible hollow retentate chamber of about 3 to 50 cm.sup.3 in volume surrounded by a jacketed flexible dialysate chamber of about 300 to 5,000 cm.sup.3 in volume, preferably such that the ...

Cheryl Davey, Lawrence T Malek: Nucleic acid amplification process. Akzo Nobel, Parkhurst Wendel & Burr L, September 10, 1996: US05554517 (142 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a process for amplifying a specific nucleic acid sequence. The process involves synthesizing single-stranded RNA, single-stranded DNA and double-stranded DNA. The single-stranded RNA is a first template for a first primer, the single-stranded DNA is a second template for a ...

Heinz Joachim Muller, Friedbert Wechs: Process for producing microporous powders and membranes. Akzo, Oliff & Berridge, November 6, 1990: US04968733 (137 worldwide citation)

A process produces microporous powders or shaped articles, in particular membranes in the form of flat films, tubular films or hollow fibers, which may be used for controlled release of an active compound, for dialysis, gas separation, ultrafiltration or microfiltration, from polyvinylidene fluoride ...

Laurens B Vogelesang, Marcel L C E Verbruggen, Cornelis G Paalvast: Armour plate composite with ceramic impact layer. Akzo, Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher, June 6, 1989: US04836084 (112 worldwide citation)

The preferred embodiment of the armor plate composite according to the invention is composed of four main components, viz. the ceramic impact layer, the sub-layer laminate, the supporting element and the backing layer. The ceramic impact layer is excellently suitable for blunting the tip of a projec ...

Michael G Hanna Jr, Herbert C Hoover Jr, Leona C Peters: Active specific immunotherapy. Akzo, William M Blackstone, January 16, 1996: US05484596 (108 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a method of cancer therapy for treating human patients with resectable solid tumors to inhibit recurrence and formation of metastases, comprising surgically removing tumor tissue from a human cancer patient, treating the tumor tissue to obtain tumor cells, irradiating the t ...