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Thomas P. Hopp’s Inventions

Tom has ten U.S. Patents to his name. They cover techniques of genetic engineering and molecular biology. He is credited as the inventor of the epitope tag and discoverer of the two genes encoding interleukin one. To download a pdf copy of a patent's first page, click its serial number.

1. Hopp, T.P. (1985) Identification and preparation of epitopes on antigens and allergens on the basis of hydrophilicity. United States Patent  4,554,101.

2. Hopp, T.P., Bektesh, S.L., Conlon, P.J., and March, C.J. (1987) Synthesis of protein with an identification peptide (vectors). United States Patent 4,703,004.

3. Hopp, T.P., Bektesh, S.L., Conlon, P.J. and March, C.J. (1988) Synthesis of protein with an identification peptide (proteins). United States Patent 4,782,137.

4. Hopp, T.P. and Prickett, K.S. (1989) Immunoaffinity purification system. United States Patent 4,851,341.

5. Hopp, T.P. (1991) Fatty acid carriers for synthetic peptides. United States Patent 5,019,383.

6. Hopp, T.P. and Prickett, K.S. (1991) Hybridoma and monoclonal antibody for use in an immunoaffinity purification system. United States Patent 5,011,912.

7. Conlon, P.J., Cosman, D.J., Grabstein, K.H., Hopp, T.P., Kronheim, S.R., Larson, A.D., March, C.J., Price, V.L., and Cerretti, D.P. (1992) Gene encoding biologically active interleukin 1. United States Patent 5,122,459.

8. Kronheim, S.R., March, C.J., Conlon, P.J., and Hopp, T.P. (1996) Homogeneous interleukin 1. United States Patent 5,484,887.

9. Brizzard, B., Bianca, D., Chubet, R., Vizard, D. and Hopp, T. (1998) Polypeptide surface marker for cells. United States Patent 5,731,425.

10. Brizzard, B., Bianca, D., Chubet, R., Vizard, D. and Hopp, T. (1999) Method of identifying cells with polypeptide surface marker. United States Patent 5,945,292.