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Analysis of Patent Trend on Dengue Virus Detection Technology

뎅기 바이러스 검출기술 관련 특허동향 분석

Choi, Jae-Won;Jo, Byung-Gwan;Kim, Hak Yong
최재원;조병관;김학용

  • Received : 2018.11.27
  • Accepted : 2018.12.10
  • Published : 2019.02.28

Abstract

Dengue virus is a typical mosquito-borne virus, and the half of the world's population is exposed to infection. Dengue virus causes relatively mild symptoms such as dengue fever. However, when not treated properly, it is known to cause severe symptoms such as dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome with a mortality rate of over 20%. Development of dengue virus detection technology is very important because it is reported that early diagnosis of dengue fever can lower the mortality rate to less than 1%. In this study, patent search related to dengue virus detection technology was conducted in Korea, USA, Europe, Japan, and China. The quantitative analysis of 69 validated patents from the searched patents was conducted by country, year, and patent holder. In addition, in-depth analysis was carried out by classifying into three categories: molecular diagnostics, immuno-diagnostics, and cell culture-based diagnostics from all validated patents. From these results, we analyzed the patent trend related to dengue virus detection and dengue fever diagnosis technology and discussed the features and limitations of molecular diagnostics and immuno-diagnostics at present level. Furthermore, we discussed the direction of technology development and future prospects to overcome limitations.

Keywords

Dengue Virus;Dengue Fever;Detection;Diagnosis;Patent Trend

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단