Biocept Receives South Korean Patent for Primer-Switch Platform Used to Identify Rare Genetic Mutations, Including Cancer Biomarkers
Expands company’s patent portfolio in pursuit of worldwide intellectual property protection for proprietary technology that detects biomarkers in tissue, blood, and cerebrospinal fluid
This is the fourth issued patent for the technology, which identifies rare cancer biomarkers found in tissue, blood, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Primer-Switch provides a unique method for specifically enriching patient specimens for mutations of interest. It can be used to enhance the performance and specificity of the PCR method, the most widely used amplification approach for research and clinical diagnostic applications. It also enables the interrogation of fragmented DNA that is often found in biological fluids.
“Primer-Switch methodology adds to the capabilities of our Switch-Blocker technology used in our Target Selector™ assays, providing key information about cancer biomarkers to aid physician decision-making, with the goal of improving outcomes for patients with cancer,” said
Biocept’s core technologies and products are protected by more than 70 issued patents in the
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