|Hytest Ltd. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140017714||METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS USING IGFBP FRAGMENTS - The present invention describes the method for determining the risk of future major adverse cardiovascular events, which comprises detection proteolytic fragments of IGFBP-4 or IGFBP-5 (insulin-like growth factor binding protein 4 or insulin-like growth factor binding protein 5) in patients' blood. The present invention provides antibodies and immunoas-says, suitable for specific measurement of proteolytic fragments of IGFBPs. In current invention the IGFBP fragments are suggested to be utilized as blood biomarkers for the risk prediction of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE).||01-16-2014|
|20130071949||IMMUNOASSAY FOR QUANTIFICATION OF AN UNSTABLE ANTIGEN SELECTED FROM BNP AND proBNP - The present invention relates to an immunoassay for detection of BNP, proBNP and fragments thereof. Essentially the assay comprises: a) contacting the antigen with a first antibody specific to a fragment corresponding to amino acids 11-22 of BNP, or to a part of this peptide comprising at least three amino acids of said sequence, to obtain a first order immune complex. b) contacting the first order immune complex obtained at step (a) with a second antibody recognizing said first order immune complex, to obtain a second order immune complex, wherein said antibody is unable to recognize free BNP, proBNP or free first antibody; c) Detecting the second order immune complex.||03-21-2013|
|20120178113||DETECTION OF IGFBP-4 FRAGMENTS AS A DIAGNOSTIC METHOD - The present invention relates to a method for diagnosing a cardiovascular or cancer disease by detecting IGFBP-4 (Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein-4) fragments in a patient sample. Antibodies specifically recognizing novel epitopes originated by enzyme-dependent cleavage of IGFBP-4 are also disclosed.||07-12-2012|
|20090163415||NT-proBNP, proBNP AND BNP IMMUNOASSAYS, ANTIBODIES AND STABLE STANDARD - The present invention provides antibodies against glycosylated proBNP and NT-proBNP. The antibodies are suitable for precise immunodetection of both of the proteins in human blood. The glycosylated forms of proBNP and NT-proBNP may be utilized as an antigen for antibody generation as well as a calibrator or immunological standard in different types of immunoassays. The invention thus also relates to a stable standard or calibrator pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide (proBNP) preparation for use in a method for detecting BNP immunoreactivity in a sample, the preparation comprising glycosylated proBNP or a fragment thereof. In addition, the present invention is directed to an assay for precisely detecting the NT-proBNP circulating in a patient's blood, wherein the level of glycosylation of the proBNP molecule is exploited. Therapeutic applications are also contemplated.||06-25-2009|
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