Patent Number: 6,967,015

Title: Diagnostic method for detecting dysplastic epithelial tissue

Abstract: In diagnostic testing for cancer and precancer of the epithelium, the undesired binding of cancer-selective dyes to proteins in the extracellular matrix, which may lead to false positives, is reduced by applying to the epithelium being tested, before application of the dye, a solution of a non-toxic amphiphilic protein in a pharmacolgically acceptable solvent.

Inventors: Burkett; Douglas D. (Gilbert, AZ)

Assignee: Zila, Inc.

International Classification: A61K 49/00 (20060101); A61K 049/00 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018