Work by ECU professor issued patent

Rachel Roper

Collaborative work that included ECU professor Rachel Roper (Microbiology and Immunology) was issued a US Patent March 1. The patent was for “SARS virus nucleotide and amino acid sequences and uses thereof,” which covers the genome, protein sequence, diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics. TheĀ  invention will be helpful in diagnosing, preventing and treating a variety of SARS virus related disorders. Additional information is available at


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