VETERINARY DIAGNOSTICS INSTITUTE, INC.
|VETERINARY DIAGNOSTICS INSTITUTE, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140335552||METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING CANCER IN MAMMALS - The invention provides a method and apparatus for detecting cancer using the measurement of acute-phase proteins (APPs) and the measurement of thymidine kinase activiy level in body fluids. An index is calculated based on the measured data and compared with a pre-established reference that allows a pratitioner to determine a high probabilty that a patient is a carrier of cancer.||11-13-2014|
|20140220671||SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING LYMPHOMA IN CATS - The invention provides a method and a system for diagnosing lymphoma in cats. The system allows a care giver to measure the enzymatic activity of thymidine kinase in a blood sample. The invention teaches that when the enzymatic activity of thymidine kinase in the blood stream of a cat is above 15.5 Units per liter, the cat has a high probability of having lymphoma. The invention allows for initial diagnosis, follow up after treatment for lymphoma and/or monitoring for example in breeds that prone to have lymphoma.||08-07-2014|
|20140127731||Method And System For Detecting and Differentiating Cancer and Sepsis in Mammals Using Biomarkers - The invention provides a method and system for developing and using diagnoses of cancer and sepsis in canine subjects using Thymidine kinase (TK), c-reactive protein (CRP), and C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) as biomarkers. The level of each biomarker may be measured and an index may be computed using a two- or a three-biomarker method. The invention provides a predefined scale for the index where each range of the index matches a health condition. The latter allows a practitioner, through computing an index value of a patient, to determine the health status of the patient by comparing the index value to the predefined scale.||05-08-2014|
|20140127730||Method And System For Detecting Underlying Health Affections Using Biomarkers in Humans and Animals - The invention provides a method and system for developing and using diagnoses of one or more underlying health affections in humans or an animal specie using a plurality of biomarkers. A target one or more affections are defined and a set of biomarkers is selected. An index is computed based on the measured levels of the biomarkers. The biomarkers levels are discretized, and each discrete value is multiplied by a corresponding coefficient. The index scale is divided into ranges that are matched with health statuses. A subject's health affection status is subsequently determined by measuring the level of each biomarker in the set, computing the index and matching the index value to the predefined index scale.||05-08-2014|
|20140127711||Method And System For Detecting Lymphosarcoma in Cats Using Biomarkers - The invention provides a method and system for developing and using diagnoses of lymphosarcoma in feline subjects using Thymidine kinase (TK) and haptoglobin (HP) as biomarkers. The invention provides a method for obtaining the level of each biomarker and computing an index for a feline subject. The invention provides predefined index ranges to which the index value may be matched in order to determine whether the subject has a high probability of being affected by lymphosarcoma, even when the subject shows apparent symptoms that may be common with inflammatory bowel disease.||05-08-2014|
|20090111135||METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DIAGNOSES OF HEMANGIOSARCOMA IN MAMMALS - The disclosure relates to a method for detecting hemangiosarcoma in canines. The method includes the steps of: (1) obtaining a quantity of blood from the subject canine; (2) separating the quantity of blood into a serum portion and a non-serum portion; (3) contacting the serum portion of the blood with a detector to detect presence of an amount of Thymidine Kinase (TK); and (4) detecting the level of TK in serum and determining whether TK is present in amounts of about 8 units/mL or greater.||04-30-2009|
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