Patent Number: 6,294,667

Title: Analysis of carbohydrates

Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of separating or distinguishing carbohydrate substances. More particularly the method includes using fluorescent labeling reagents which have a positive charge when bound to a carbohydrate, involves separating the labeled carbohydrate substances, such as by performing electrophoresis to cause differential migration of different labeled carbohydrate substances, or by isoelectric focusing in a pH gradient. The fluorescent labeling reagents are preferably cyanine dyes.

Inventors: Jackson; Peter (Fulbourne, GB), Cummins; William Jonathan (Herts, GB), West; Richard (Uxbridge, GB), Smith; John Anthony (Cardiff, GB), Briggs; Mark Samuel Jonathan (Cardiff, GB)

Assignee: Amersham International PLC

International Classification: G01N 27/447 (20060101); G01N 33/52 (20060101); G01N 33/533 (20060101); C07H 001/06 (); G01N 027/26 (); G01N 027/447 (); G01N 033/58 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018