Örjan Ouchterlony

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Örjan Ouchterlony (1914–2004) was a Swedish bacteriologist and immunologist who is credited with the creation of the Ouchterlony double immuno diffusion test in the 1940s.[1][2] He was trained at Karolinska Institute, was a professor of bacteriology at Gothenburg University from 1952 to 1980 and was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1968.[3]

Important works[edit]

  1. Ouchterlony Ö (1949), Antigen-antibody reactions in gels and the practical application of this phenomenon in the laboratory diagnosis of diphtheria. Thesis., Solna: Karolinska Institute
  2. Ouchterlony Ö (1948), "In vitro method for testing the toxin-producing capacity of diphtheria bacteria", Acta Pathol Microbiol Scand, 25 (1–2): 186–191, doi:10.1111/j.1699-0463.1948.tb00655.x, PMID 18887479
  3. Ouchterlony Ö (1949), "Antigen-antibody reactions in gels", Acta Pathol Microbiol Scand, 26 (4): 507–515, doi:10.1111/j.1699-0463.1949.tb00751.x, PMID 18143039
  4. Ouchterlony Ö (1953), "Antigen-antibody reactions in gels. IV. Types of reactions in coordinated systems of diffusion", Acta Pathol Microbiol Scand, 32 (2): 231–240, doi:10.1111/j.1699-0463.1953.tb00247.x


  1. ^ "Ouchterlony Test". Enotes.com. Retrieved April 11, 2010.
  2. ^ Ouchterlony O (1970), Handbook of Immunodiffusion and Immunoelectrophoresis, Ann Arbor, MI: Ann Arbor-Humphrey Science Publishers, p. 215
  3. ^ Holmgren J, Nilsson LA (2007), "Commentary", Acta Pathol Microbiol Scand, 115 (5): 496–498, doi:10.1111/j.1600-0463.2007.apm_738.x