UCLA Startup, Sofie Biosciences, Awarded US Patent on Novel PET Probes for Use in Oncology and Immunology

Sofie has obtained an exclusive license from The Regents of the University of California. Three investigational new drug (IND) applications have been approved for [18F]FAC and two analogs, and clinical trials have been initiated.

From MarketWatch:

“CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Sofie Biosciences, Inc., offering a comprehensive range of products from pre-clinical PET imaging systems to new PET molecular imaging probes to better understand human disease, has been told that a U.S. Patent (8,101,740) will be granted by the United States Patent Office on technology that has been exclusively licensed to Sofie. The patent covers a family of novel PET probes, known as [18F]FAC.

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a molecular imaging technology that utilizes minute amounts of labeled molecules (“probes”) to target and measure biological and pharmacological processes. Basic scientists can use the same probes to examine cells and mice, as physicians do in patients to visualize and characterize the biology of disease, monitor its progression, and evaluate therapeutic efficacy…”

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