07097983 is referenced by 47 patents and cites 48 patents.

The invention features a method of determining whether one or more members of an analyte family are present in a sample. The method makes use of a test zone binder, e.g., a receptor that can bind one or a plurality of analytes within an analyte family, the analytes family defined by similar structural binding sites. Members of an analyte family can have different detection level requirements and, therefore, additional analyte binders can be employed to adjust test sensitivity for a subset of the analytes in the analyte family individually, so that each analyte can be detected only if it is present in the sample above a predetermined threshold.

Title
Method for detecting the presence of an analyte in a sample
Application Number
9/961998
Publication Number
7097983 (B2)
Application Date
September 24, 2001
Publication Date
August 29, 2006
Inventor
Eliezer Zomer
Newton
MA, US
Shefali B Trivedi
Quincy
MA, US
Richard T Skiffington
North Reading
MA, US
Joan L Scheemaker
Chelmsford
MA, US
Steven J Saul
Arlington
MA, US
Yael Agi Glickman
Moshav Tsofit
IL
Paul R Donahue
Southboro
MA, US
Stanley E Charm
Boston
MA, US
Cheryl A Boyer
Malden
MA, US
Robert J Markovsky
Amesbury
MA, US
Agent
IP Legal Strategies Group P C
Leslie Meyer Leon
Assignee
Charm Sciences
MA, US
IPC
G01N 33/558
G01N 31/00
G01N 33/53
View Original Source