Described is a pretargeting method, and related kits, for targeted medical imaging and/or therapeutics, wherein use is made of abiotic reactive chemical groups that exhibit bio-orthogonal reactivity towards each other. The invention involves the use of [4+2] inverse electron demand (retro) Diels- Alder chemistry in providing the coupling between a Pre-targeting Probe and an Effector Probe. To this end one of these probes comprises an electron-deficient tetrazine or other suitable diene, and the other an E-cyclooctene which has a flattened structure as a result of the position of at least two exocyclic bonds.
|IPC||A61K 47/ 48 A I|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Nov 2012|