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Patent: 6,689,073

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Summary for Patent: 6,689,073
Title: Methods and devices for collecting, handling and processing mammary fluid samples for evaluating breast diseases, including cancer
Abstract:Biological samples of mammary fluid or components thereof are obtained using a breast pump device coupled with a solid phase sample collection medium, alternatively facilitated by administering oxytocin to the subject. The breast pump device stimulates expression of mammary fluid and provides for collection of diagnostic samples to evaluate breast disease, including cancer. The biological sample may include whole cells or cellular components, purified or bulk proteins, glycoproteins, peptides, nucleotides or other desired constituents comprising a breast disease marker. Methods, kits and adapter devices relating to the breast pump device are also provided. Yet additional methods, devices, accessories, and materials are provided for laboratory handling and processing of breast fluid samples and for related diagnostic methods.
Inventor(s): Quay; Steven C. (Edmonds, WA)
Assignee: Atossa Healthcare Inc. (Bothell, WA)
Application Number:10/001,041
Patent Claims:see list of patent claims

Details for Patent 6,689,073

Applicant Tradename Biologic Ingredient Dosage Form BLA Number Approval Date Patent No. Assignee Estimated Patent Expiration Status Orphan Source
Smith And Nephew SANTYL collagenase OINTMENT;TOPICAL 101995 001 1965-06-04   Start Trial Atossa Healthcare Inc. (Bothell, WA) 2020-11-13 RX search
>Applicant >Tradename >Biologic Ingredient >Dosage Form >BLA >Number >Approval Date >Patent No. >Assignee >Estimated Patent Expiration >Status >Orphan >Source

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