Navigation Links
DermTech Is Issued U.S. Patent for the Early Detection, Staging and Monitoring of Melanoma
Date:12/19/2007

LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec 19 /PRNewswire/ -- DermTech, Inc., a biotechnology company developing molecular diagnostics for the early detection of melanoma and other diseases, announced that it has been issued Patent No. 7,297,480 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent, entitled: "Method for Detection of Melanoma", includes claims focused on non-invasive methods for detecting early-stage melanoma and for staging, and claims for monitoring melanoma in a subject.

The patent claims the use of DermTech's "tape stripping" technology for the purposes of detecting, staging and monitoring melanoma. The methods claimed in the patent focus on the use of DermTech's EGIR (Epidermal Genetic Information Retrieval, a skin sampling technique known as "tape stripping" in combination with a molecular diagnostic assay). Specifically, adhesive tape is placed over a lesion suspicious for melanoma and then removed to harvest the top layer of skin cells. The RNA is extracted and analyzed to determine and compare the level of a key melanoma marker, Interleukin-2 Receptor 1 (IL-2 R1), with the level in a normal skin control sample. A decrease in IL-2 R1 is indicative of early-stage melanoma. The patent also claims the use of evaluating additional biomarkers based upon differences in gene expression such that a change in these messenger RNAs is indicative of late-stage melanoma. The ability to detect, stage and monitor disease is critical for improved clinical outcomes.

"DermTech welcomes the issuance of this patent as it will allow us to move forward and more fully develop and position our core EGIR technology for the staging as well as the detection, of melanoma," said George Schwartz, CEO, DermTech. "This patent is an important addition to our intellectual property portfolio."

The incidence rate of malignant melanoma is increasing faster than any other cancer. Treatment involves surgical excision of the primary lesion, and vigilant monitoring to
'/>"/>

SOURCE DermTech, Inc.
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. DermTech Appoints BioStatistical Pioneer, John Quackenbush, Ph.D., as a Member of the Companys Scientific Advisory Board
2. Dynavax Issued Landmark Patent Covering Second-Generation TLR9 Agonists
3. Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Issued First Patent in Canada
4. Patent on Technology for the Delivery of Stem Cells to the Human Heart Issued to CellCyte Genetics Corp. of Washington
5. Neurobiological Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTII) Q1/08 Review Issued By Scimitar Equity Research, Inc.
6. VisEn Medical Files Action to Invalidate New Caliper Life Sciences Patent
7. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces Issuance of 23rd U.S. Patent
8. CODA Genomics Announces Issuance of Optimized Synthetic Gene Production Patent
9. Forest Laboratories Announces Federal Appeals Court Upholds Lexapro(R) Patent Decision
10. Weil Gotshal Wins Major Victory for Applera; Secures Summary Judgment Invalidating Three Patents
11. Angiotech receives favourable patent decision from New Zealands Intellectual Property Office
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/15/2014)... Bioptigen announced today the availability of ... optical device metrology and pre-clinical ophthalmic research markets. ... Contact Lens Metrology is designed for non-destructive, non-contact, full ... IOL structures, and donor tissues. The metrology ... in a hydration bath (saline), automated segmentation of anterior ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... AUSTIN, Texas , Sept. 15, 2014 The ... changes in climate, says a new article published by the ... Ahmed , PhD, on climate change and its effects on ... part of an extensive study conducted by Dr. Ahmed in ... China and has implications for the future ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... Maryland , 15 de septiembre de 2014 ... se llevará a cabo del 12 al 18 de octubre. ... (PPTA) y de sus compañías miembro s, la ... la concienciación mundial en torno a la colección de fuentes ... donantes de plasma al salvar y mejorar las vidas ...
(Date:9/14/2014)... variety of ways, including by modifying the protein structure. ... form and perform no or even the "wrong" function: ... diseases such as Alzheimer,s, Parkinson,s or cystic fibrosis. Some ... other molecules of the same type and congregate into ... damage cells and tissues and make people ill. , ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Bioptigen Introduces Deep Imaging OCT System for Contact Lens Metrology 2Tea Taste and Quality Affected by Climate Change 2Tea Taste and Quality Affected by Climate Change 3Tea Taste and Quality Affected by Climate Change 4La International Plasma Awareness Week será una celebración para los donantes 2La International Plasma Awareness Week será una celebración para los donantes 3Measuring modified protein structures 2Measuring modified protein structures 3
... material that could become essential to efficient, environmentally ... advantage of graphene,s outstanding strength, light weight and ... wells. The Rice University lab of chemist ... Texas-based supplier of drilling fluids and subsidiary of ...
...  Kensey Nash Corporation (Nasdaq: KNSY ) today ... (Nasdaq: SPNC ) that they reached a ... product lines purchased from Kensey Nash in May 2008. ... payable to Kensey Nash.  As previously disclosed, the Company ...
... Sangui enters commercialization phase / Initial order of ... Tamaulipas has issued an initial order of Hemo2Spray, the Sangui ... product Scabremove both registered by the Mexican authorities in September ... the wound spray and Sangui management is positive that an ...
Cached Biology Technology:Functionalized graphene oxide plays part in next-generation oil-well drilling fluids 2Functionalized graphene oxide plays part in next-generation oil-well drilling fluids 3Mexican State of Tamaulipas Starts Training Doctors in Sangui Wound Management 2
(Date:9/16/2014)... years after the Hesperides vessel returned to Spain culminating ... have an increasingly clear picture of how the global ... the input of pollutants from the atmosphere is not ... most remote areas of the planet, and it is ... are presented this week in CSIC Residence for Researchers ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... . CRG researchers ... Journal of Cell Biology describes how Topo 2 ... , At this very moment thousands of our body,s cells ... the body repairs damaged tissues and regenerates others like skin ... "mitosis", during which the cell duplicates its genetic material and ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Sept. 16, 2014  Cross Match Technologies, a ... announced today the launch of its Verifier ® ... identity of an individual using their secure credentials ... rapidly reads credential documents with embedded biometric data ... the biometric to a live scan of their ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The Malaspina Expedition confirms that pollution reaches even the most remote areas of the ocean 2The Malaspina Expedition confirms that pollution reaches even the most remote areas of the ocean 3Unraveling cell division 2Unraveling cell division 3Cross Match Launches New Identity Management Handheld Solution 2
... ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Several members of the American Society ... or foreign associates of the U.S. National Academy of ... in original research. Three current ASPB members were ... Birchler , Curators Professor of Biological Sciences, University of ...
... Callaghan, a researcher at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, ... and permafrost. "The changes we see are dramatic. ... deviate from the norm when compared with a longer term ... parts of the globe that is warming up fastest today. ...
... and Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, have been elected as members ... in original scientific research. It is one of the highest ... States. They join 70 other scientists who will ... now has 40 current faculty members in the distinguished group. ...
Cached Biology News:A new research report shows effects of climate change in the Arctic are more extensive than expected 2A new research report shows effects of climate change in the Arctic are more extensive than expected 3UCSF scientists honored by National Academy of Sciences 2