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 a cyclooctene or cyclooctyne.
|IPC||C07K 16/ 18 A I|
|Status||Gepubliceerd - 9 feb 2012|