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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: New Test to Detect Avian Leukosis Virus in Chickens
See also: US Patent Office Full Record

Midwest Area
  East Lansing, Michigan

Patent Number: 6146641
Docket Number: 15598
Serial Number: 9160065
Date Patented: 11/14/2000



Technology Description: ARS scientists in East Lansing, Michigan have developed a test that detects antibodies to an important virus in chickens, avian leukosis virus subgroup J virus (ALV-J).  ALV-J is important because it may cause cancer-like diseases and other production problems in chickens.  This technology has been shown to be valuable in detecting exposure to or infection with ALV-J.  Chicken breeders and growers will benefit the most from this technology; since it provides a way to ensure their flocks are free from the virus.  This technology is available for non-exclusive licensing.


Potential Commercial Uses: This technology could be used to develop a commercial test kit for avian leukosis.


Reference: Please refer to USPN 6,146,641 (Docket #0155.98), “Avian Leukosis Virus Subgroup J HC Strain for Diagnosis and Vaccine,” which issued on November 14, 2000.  Foreign rights are not available.




Aly M. Fadly


USDA-ARS-Avian Disease and Oncology Research


East Lansing, MI 48823


Phone: (517) 337-6829


   Fax: (517) 3376776


Last Modified: 10/1/2015