Patent Number: 8,877,454

Title: Apparatus for auto-pretreating sugar chain

Abstract: To provide an autoanalyzer for analyzing a sugar chain contained in a biological sample, in particular, serum. Namely, it is intended to provide a method of analyzing a sugar chain in a sample, which comprises the following steps: A) the sugar chain-releasing step of releasing the sugar chain in the sample; B) the detection sample-preparing step of preparing the released sugar chain for detection; and, in the case of conducting mass spectrometry using a plate, C) the step of forming a plate for the mass spectrometry having the captured sugar chain dotted thereon which comprises the step of providing the tagged sugar chain sample solution obtained in the step B) on a collection plate; and, if required, the step of conducting an operation in a solid phase support-enclosed plate to form the plate for mass spectrometry; and D) the step of analyzing the sugar chain to be assayed.

Inventors: Nishimura; Shinichiro (Hokkaido, JP), Shinohara; Yasuro (Hokkaido, JP), Miura; Yoshiaki (Hokkaido, JP), Yamazaki; Hiroshi (Tokyo, JP), Horiuchi; Michio (Tokyo, JP), Motoki; Hiroaki (Tokyo, JP), Kuroda; Toshiharu (Tokyo, JP), Kita; Yoko (Hyogo, JP), Nakano; Mika (Hyogo, JP)

Assignee: National University Corporation Hokkaido University

International Classification: C12Q 1/37 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00