Patent Number: 6,617,308

Title: Biopolymer marker indicative of disease state having a molecular weight of 1865 daltons

Abstract: The instant invention involves the use of a combination of preparatory steps in conjunction with mass spectroscopy and time-of-flight detection procedures to maximize the diversity of biopolymers which are verifiable within a particular sample. The cohort of biopolymers verified within such a sample is then viewed with reference to their ability to evidence at least one particular disease state; thereby enabling a diagnostician to gain the ability to characterize either the presence or absence of said at least one disease state relative to recognition of the presence and/or the absence of said biopolymer.

Inventors: Jackowski; George (Kettleby, CA), Thatcher; Brad (Toronto, CA), Marshall; John (Toronto, CA), Yantha; Jason (Toronto, CA), Vrees; Tammy (Oakville, CA)

Assignee: Syn X Pharma, Inc.

International Classification: G01N 33/68 (20060101); A61K 038/00 (); A61K 038/04 (); G01N 001/00 (); G01N 033/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/09/2011