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1. (WO2017149127) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTION OF TUMOUR CELLS AND CIRCULATING TUMOUR CELLS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/149127    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/055023
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 04 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G01N 33/574
Applicants: MEDCOM ADVANCE, S.A.
MEDCOM TECH, S.A
FUNDACIÓN DE INVESTIGACIÓN HM HOSPITALES
Inventors: XIE, Hainan
GARCÍA ALGAR, Manuel
NAZARENUS, Moritz
SAGALÉS, Juan
VILLANUEVA LEAL, Carlos
GÓMEZ DE PEDRO, Sara
GARCÍA RICO, Eduardo Manuel
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTION OF TUMOUR CELLS AND CIRCULATING TUMOUR CELLS
Abstract:
The invention relates to an apparatus and method of detecting and quantifying the number of circulating tumour cells (CTCs) and/or tumour cells (TCs) from a liquid biopsy by using a hyperoxic environment and incubation with a fluorophore-labelled metabolic indicator (fluorophore-labelled 2-D-glucose derivative) and microfluidic chips.