Patent Number: 6,251,581

Title: Assay method utilizing induced luminescence

Abstract: Methods are disclosed for determining an analyte in a medium suspected of containing the analyte. One method comprises treating a medium suspected of containing an analyte under conditions such that the analyte, if present, causes a photosensitizer and a chemiluminescent compound to come into close proximity. The photosensitizer generates singlet oxygen and activates the chemiluminescent compound when it is in close proximity. The activated chemiluminescent compound subsequently produces light. The amount of light produced is related to the amount of analyte in the medium. Preferably, at least one of the photosensitizer and chemiluminescent compound is associated with a surface which is usually a suspendible particle, and a specific binding pair member is bound thereto. Compositions and kits are also disclosed.

Inventors: Ullman; Edwin F. (Atherton, CA), Kirakossian; Hrair (San Jose, CA), Pease; John S. (Los Altos, CA), Daniloff; Yuri (Mountain View, CA), Wagner; Daniel B. (Sunnyvale, CA)

Assignee: Dade Behring Marburg GmbH

International Classification: C07D 327/00 (20060101); C07D 265/00 (20060101); C07D 265/30 (20060101); C07D 327/06 (20060101); C07D 279/12 (20060101); C07D 279/00 (20060101); G01N 33/58 (20060101); G01N 33/543 (20060101); C12Q 001/00 (); C12Q 001/28 (); C12N 011/00 (); G01N 021/76 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018