Global patent index - EP 0972193 A1

EP 0972193 A1 2000-01-19 - METHODS FOR CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS

Title (en)

METHODS FOR CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS

Title (de)

VERFAHRENS FÜR KLINISCHE DIAGNOSE

Title (fr)

METHODES DE DIAGNOSTIC CLINIQUE

Publication

EP 0972193 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98910870 A

Priority

  • GB 9800792 W
  • GB 9706395 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9844345A1] The present invention relates to methods for analysing chromosomes either for research or clinical diagnosis purposes, particularly for the diagnosis of chromosome abnormalities. The invention provides an improved method of increasing the proportion of cells in the metaphase stage of the cell cycle in order to facilitate the analysis of chromosomes. The method involves contacting the cells with a mitosis stimulating agent, for example, a protein phosphatase inhibitor such as okadaic acid (OA).

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G01N 33/50; G01N 33/574

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

C12Q 1/02 (2006.01); G01N 33/48 (2006.01); G01N 33/50 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G01N 33/5091 (2013.01); G01N 33/5005 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9844345A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9844345 A1 19981008; AU 6509698 A 19981022; EP 0972193 A1 20000119; GB 9706395 D0 19970514; JP 2001521617 A 20011106

INPADOC legal status

2004-04-14 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20031214

2002-09-11 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020729

2000-01-19 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991025

2000-01-19 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE