Patent Number: 8,574,914

Title: Methods for mobile zinc measurement

Abstract: This invention relates to a method for using a zinc sensor compound to detect a disease associated with the disruption of zinc homeostasis, such as prostate cancer. The zinc sensor compound comprises an optical reporter having two or more recognition units where each of the recognition units is capable of associating with at least one zinc ion.

Inventors: Lippard; Stephen J. (Cambridge, MA), Zhang; Xiao-an (Toronto, CA), Medarova; Zdravka (Methuen, MA), Moore; Anna (Dracut, MA)

Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation

International Classification: G01N 33/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017