Biocept (NASDAQ: BIOC) this morning said it has been awarded a Japanese patent covering the use of antibodies for the capture of any target of interest from any sample type on a device surface including circulating tumor cells (CTCs). The patent, entitled “Devices And Methods Of Cell Capture And Analysis,” is broader than previously issued patents owned by the company and is the 19th patent issued to Biocept related to its core liquid biopsy technology. “This is our third patent issued in Japan, strengthening the protection of our proprietary liquid biopsy technology in an important healthcare market. Expanding our intellectual property is consistent with our strategy to leverage our patent estate by licensing our technology for global distribution and commercialization,” Biocept president and CEO Michael Nall stated in the news release.
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Biocept, Inc. is a molecular diagnostics company with commercialized assays for lung, breast, gastric, colorectal and prostate cancers, and melanoma. The company uses its proprietary liquid biopsy technology to provide physicians with clinically actionable information for treating and monitoring patients diagnosed with cancer. The company’s patented Target Selector™ liquid biopsy technology platform captures and analyzes tumor-associated molecular markers in both circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and in circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA). With thousands of tests performed, the platform has demonstrated the ability to identify cancer mutations and alterations to inform physicians about a patient’s disease and therapeutic options. For additional information, please visit www.biocept.com.
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