MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., May 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Immunomedics, Inc. (Nasdaq:IMMU), a biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on the development of monoclonal antibody-based products for the targeted treatment of cancer, autoimmune and other serious diseases, today announced that its U.S. Patent 8,444,956 issued, which covers methods for labeling of peptides and other molecules, including antibodies, with fluorine-18 (F-18) and fluorine-19 (F-19), two radionuclides that can be used, respectively, for positron-emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The patented invention provides a lyophilized kit form that enables labeling to be done very rapidly, which is critical for radionuclides having a short half-life. This patent will expire in the U.S. on December 19, 2027.
Immunomedics Invents Method To Label Peptides And Other Proteins, Including Antibodies, With PET And MRI Imaging Radionuclides
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