A patent covering Bio-Technology General Corp.'s geneticallyengineered thrombus imaging agent Imagex will issue to theIselin, N.J., company next week. The claims of the patent, U.S.No. 5,270,030, are directed to an imaging agent, a plasmidexpressing the agent and the purified polypeptide itself.

Bio-Technology General's (NASDAQ:BTGC) product Imagex is thegenetically engineered domain of the fibronectin molecule thatbinds to fibrin found in blood clots. The agent will be linked toa radioactive entity for detection purposes.

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