An individual inventor resident of Montclair, California 91763, not associated with any major firm, Satyanarain Naidu, secured US patent 6172040 on 9 January for his invention: Immobilized lactoferrin antimicrobial agents and the use thereof. This invention marks a significant advancement in the state of the art related to giving antimicrobial treatment to meat. In the current scare over BSE and salmonella, this new invention could be a major money spinner.