Patent Number: 8,574,856

Title: Methods for determining the efficiency of a therapeutic

Abstract: Methods for determining the efficiency of a therapeutic. In at least one embodiment of a method of determining the efficacy of a therapeutic compound, the method comprises the steps of treating a subject having a disease state with an effective amount of therapeutic compound, harvesting at least one cell from the subject following a treatment with the therapeutic compound, bringing the at least one cell into contact with a stabilizing compound capable of completely or substantially preventing the degradation or inactivation of a diagnostic marker for the disease state, analyzing the at least one stabilized cell for the at least one diagnostic marker, creating a marker profile from at least one result determined from analyzing the at least one stabilized cell, and comparing the marker profile with at least one previous marker profile to determine efficacy of the therapeutic compound on the disease state.

Inventors: Selinfreund; Richard H. (Terre Haute, IN), Vig; Rakesh (Durham, CT), Gill; Richard P. (Essex, CT)

Assignee: Companion Diagnostics Inc.

International Classification: G01N 31/00 (20060101); G01N 33/53 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017