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ADENOSINE DEAMINASE (ADA) AND PURINE NUCLEOSIDE PHOSPHORYLASE (PNP)…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
441
Program Year/Program:
1983 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
441
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ert
9653 Featherwood Lane Spring Valley, OH 45370
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1983
Title: ADENOSINE DEAMINASE (ADA) AND PURINE NUCLEOSIDE PHOSPHORYLASE (PNP) DEFICIENCIES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH CERTAINIMMUNODEFICIENCIES IN HUMANS.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $34,612.00
 

Abstract:

ADENOSINE DEAMINASE (ADA) AND PURINE NUCLEOSIDE PHOSPHORYLASE (PNP) DEFICIENCIES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH CERTAINIMMUNODEFICIENCIES IN HUMANS. ENZON WILL USE PATENTED METHODOLOGY TO PREPARE THERAPEUTIC MODIFICATIONS OF ADA AND PNP. THE PROCEDURE CONSISTS OF ATTACHMENT OF MONOMETHOXYPOLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (PEG) IN SUFFICIENT AMOUNTS TO ENZYMES TO PRODUCE CONJUGATES THAT ARE ESSENTIALLY NONIMMUNOGENIC AND SHOW EXTENDED CIRCULATING LIVES IN BLOOD.PEG-ADA AND PEG-PNP WILL BE TESTED FOR NONIMMUNOGENICITY, EXTENDED AND REPETITIVE BLOOD CIRCULATING LIFE, AND TOXICITY(SHORT-TERM, LONG-TERM, LD(50) AND MAXIMUM TOLERATED DOSE). BLOOD SERA WILL BE ANALYZED FOR DECREASE IN SUBSTRATE FOR EACH ENZYME. WE EXPECT, BASED ON OUR EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE WITH OTHER PEG-ENZYMES, THAT PEG-ADA AND PEG-PNP WILL BE EFFECTIVE IN LOWERING THE LEVELS OF THEIR RESPECTIVE SUBSTRATES AND WILL SHOW LITTLE OR NO TOXICITY. ALTHOUGH ENZYMES - THE BODY'S NATURAL CATALYSTS - HAVE MAJOR POTENTIAL AS THERAPEUTIC AGENTS TO TREAT MANY CLINICAL PROBLEMS, THEIR USE HAS BEEN SEVERELY LIMITED BY THE TWIN PROBLEMS OF IMMUNOGENICITY AND SHORT BLOOD LIFE. THE PEG PROCESS ELIMINATES THESE PROBLEMS AND ALLOWS ENZYMES FROM THE MOST INEXPENSIVE SOURCES TO BE USED IN THERAPY. BECAUSEOF THEIR SPECIFICITY OF ACTION, SIDE EFFECTS SHOULD BE LIMITED. IN ADDITION, PEG-ENZYMES MAY PROVIDE THERAPY FOR DISEASES FOR WHICH NO DRUG IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE.

Principal Investigator:

Abraham abuchowski
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
2012464990

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Enzon Inc
Middlesex Business Center 300 Corporate Court South Plainfield, NJ 00000

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No