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LIPOSOMES FOR DELIVERY OF DRUGS TO HAIR-FOLLICLE CELLS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19069
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19069
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ANTICANCER, INC.
ANTICANCER, INC. 7917 OSTROW STREET SAN DIEGO, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: LIPOSOMES FOR DELIVERY OF DRUGS TO HAIR-FOLLICLE CELLS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

THERE IS A NEED TO STIMULATE HAIR GROWTH FOR VARIOUS CONDITIONS OF ALOPECIA. IT IS ASSERTED THAT TO ACHIEVE HAIR GROWTH STIMULATION, BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE COMPOUNDS MUST BE DELIVERED INSIDE HAIR FOLLICLE CELLS, AND THAT THE OPTIMAL WAY TO IDENTIFY ACTIVE COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF THEIR DELIVERY IS TO USE AN IN VITRO SYSTEM. ACTIVE COMPOUNDS IN PRINCIPLE COULD BE ALSO USED TO CAUSE DESIRED IN HAIR COLOR AND APPEARANCE. WE HAVE DEVELOPED A GEL-SUPPORTED THREE-DIMENSIONSL HISTOCULTURE SYSTEM (HOFFMAN, R.M., CANCER CELLS 3, 86-92, 1991) THAT ALLOWS THE INTACT GROWTH AND TESTING OF ALL COMPONENTS OF SKIN, INCLUDING KERATINOCYTES, DERMAL FIBROBLASTS AND HAIR-FOLLICLE CELLS, FOR A PERIOD OF 10 DAYS OR MORE (LI, L., ET AL., PROC., NATL., ACAD., SCI., U.S.A. 88, 1908-1912, 1991). HAIR ITSELF CAN GROW FROM SUCH SKIN CULTURES (LI, L., ET AL., PROC. NATL., ACAD., SCI., U.S.A., 89, 8764-8768, 1992). LIPOSOMES (SPHERICAL PHOSPHOLIPID VESICLES WITH BILAYER MEMBRANE STRUCTURE) ARE CONSIDERED A CONVENIENT MEANS FOR THE INTRACELLULAR DELIVERY OF DIFFERENT SUBSTANCES FROM LOW-MOLECULAR-WEIGHT DRUGS TO DNA PLASMIDS. USING THE HISTOCULTURE SYSTEM AND FLUOROSCENT-LABELED COMPOUNDS INCLUDED INTO LIPOSOMES, WE WILL STUDY LIPOSOME INTERACTIONS WITH HAIR-FOLLICLE CELLS, TO FIND THE OPTIMAL COMPOSITIONS FOR CELL BINDING, TO INCLUDE INTO THE LIPOSOMES OF A GIVEN COMPOSITION DIFFERENT LOW-MOLECULAR-WEIGHT, WATER-SOLUBLE AND WATER-INSOLUBLE COMPOUNDS AND TO FIND THE OPTIMAL CONDITIONS FOR THE RELEASE OF THE LIPOSOMAL CONTENT INTO HAIR-FOLLICLE CELLS. IN PHASE II, IN VITRO STUDIES WITH MODEL COMPOUNDS WILL BE PERFORMED TO DETERMINE THEIR EFFECTS ON HUMAN SKIN CULTURE IN ORDER TO DEVELOP A COMMERCIAL SYSTEM FOR INTRA-FOLLICLE DELIVERY OF SUBSTANCES INFLUENCING HAIR GROWTH, COLOR AND APPEARANCE.

Principal Investigator:

Lingna Li
6192993250

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Anticancer Inc.
5325 Metro Street San Diego, CA 92110

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