Methods for detection and quantification of analytes in complex mixtures

US Patent No: 
Issue Date: 
January 6, 2009

Krassen Dimitrov


The invention provides a diverse population of uniquely labeled probes, containing about thirty or more target specific nucleic acid probes each attached to a unique label bound to a nucleic acid. Also provided is a method of producing a population of uniquely labeled nucleic acid probes. The method consists of (a) synthesizing a population of target specific nucleic acid probes each having a different specifier; (b) synthesizing a corresponding population of anti-genedigits each having a unique label, the population having a diversity sufficient to uniquely hybridize to genedigits within the specifiers, and (c) hybridizing the populations of target nucleic acid probes to the anti-genedigits, to produce a population in which each of the target specific probes is uniquely labeled. Also provided is a method of detecting a nucleic acid analyte.

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