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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Three New Insect Cell Lines for Producing Baculoviruses
See also: US Patent Office Full Record

Patent Number: 6379958
Docket Number: 15399
Serial Number: 9577148
Date Patented: 04/30/2002

Technology Description:

The invention relates to three new insect cell lines that when infected with baculovirus produce large quantities of baculovirus useful for insect pest control. Additionally, large quantities of baculovirus infected with recombinant baculovirus yields large quantities of expressed functional protein. Compared to presently available technology, these cloned cell lines economically produce high yields of baculovirus and large quantities of recombinant proteins, and can grow in serum free medium.


Please refer to USPN 6,379,958, "Selected Insect Cell Line Clones Providing Increased Yield of Baculoviruses and Gene Expression Products from Recombinant Baculoviruses," which issued on April 30, 2002.  Foreign rights are available.


Kevin J. Hackett
Crop Production and Protection 
Beltsville, MD 20705-5139
(301) 504-4680 / Fax: (301) 504-6191
Clayton B. Deming 
(Formerly with ARS)

James L. Vaughn
(Formerly with ARS)


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