Direct Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Drug Candidates Targeting Protein Complexes



Alexis Txomin Nazabal and Ryan Jay Wenzel


  1. Covalx AG


The invention relates to a method of using high mass matrix assisted laser desorption-ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the effect of drug candidates on protein complexes such as protein-protein interactions in purified samples or complex biological matrices, as well as to the use of this method for lead compound optimization, drug characterization, drug manufacturing processes, and drug quality control processes, including automated high throughput applications.

CovalX Technology Used


Patent Number

US8097427 B2

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