University of Toledo U.S. Patents

This collection includes United States patents for inventions by UT faculty, students and staff that list UT/MCO/MUO as the original assignee (owner). These patents include those assigned to the University of Toledo as well as to the Medical College of Ohio/Medical University of Ohio prior to the merger in 2006. Only granted patents, not patent applications, are included. Use the 'Search within this Series' box to search for keywords in the authors, titles, or abstracts of the patents.

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Cancer risk biomarkers
The present invention relates to methods and compositions for identifying biomarkers that indicate a biological state, in particular cancer or predisposition to cancer.
Method for selecting a treatment for non-small cell lung cancer using gene expression profiles
The present invention identifies and quantifies changes in gene expression associated with non-small cell lung cancer NSCLC by examining gene expression in tissue from normal lung and diseased lung. The present invention also identifies and quantifies expression profiles which serve as useful diagnostic markers as well as markers that are useful to monitor disease states, disease progression, drug toxicity, drug efficacy and drug metabolism.
Methods and compositions for assaying analytes
The present invention is directed to methods and compositions for assaying one or more analytes in a sample with improved sensitivity, reproducibility and/or lower detection limits, as well as applications employing such compositions and methods. In particular, the present invention provides methods and compositions for assaying one or more non-nucleic acid analytes with one or more other nucleic acid and/or non-nucleic acid analytes that serve as controls.
Methods and compositions for assessing nucleic acids and alleles
The present invention is directed to methods and compositions for evaluating allelic variations with improved quality controls, methods of preparing such compositions, and applications employing such compositions and methods. In particular, the present invention provides methods and compositions for reducing false positives and/or false negatives in nucleic acid measurements.
Method for quantitative measurement of gene expression using multiplex competitive reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction
A method and apparatus for quantitative measurement of gene expression through multiplex competitive reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction amplification are disclosed. The method and apparatus are especially useful for analysis of small specimens of cells and tissues.