Patent Number: 7,972,817

Title: Method enabling use of extracellular RNA extracted from plasma or serum to detect, monitor or evaluate cancer

Abstract: This invention relates to the use of extracellular ribonucleic acid (RNA) found circulating in the plasma or serum fraction of blood. Specifically, this invention enables the extraction of circulating RNA from plasma or serum and utilizes nucleic acid amplification assays for the identification, detection, inference, monitoring, or evaluation of any such RNA. Further, this invention allows the qualitative or quantitative detection of extracellular RNA circulating in the plasma or serum of humans.

Inventors: Kopreski; Michael (Long Valley, NJ)

Assignee: OncoMedx, Inc.

International Classification: C12Q 1/68 (20060101); C07H 21/04 (20060101); C07H 21/02 (20060101); C12P 19/34 (20060101); C07H 21/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-07-05 0:00:00