The Japan Patent Office grants CovalX a new patent for the analysis of protein-protein interactions and protein complexes by High-Mass MALDI Mass Spectrometry

Zürich - April 20th 2012

The Japan Patent Office (JPO) has granted a Japanese Patent (2008-509289) to CovalX AG for a new method to characterize intact protein-protein interactions and protein complexes by High-Mass MALDI ToF mass spectrometry.

The method of the invention is adapted to high through put analysis and is based on a specially developed cross-linking chemistry and ultra high mass MALDI mass spectrometry. This new method allows a fast and direct analysis of protein complexes and protein interactions.