Superficially Porous Silica Based Chiral Stationary Phases for High Efficiency and High Speed Pharmaceutical Analysis and Purification

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R44GM117783-01
Agency Tracking Number: R44GM117783
Amount: $972,200.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2016
Solicitation Year: 2014
Solicitation Topic Code: 300
Solicitation Number: PAR14-088
Small Business Information
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DUNS: 963333039
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: (817) 272-0632
Research Institution
DESCRIPTION provided by applicant The separation of enantiomers i e chiral separations is of great importance in the development of safe chiral pharmaceuticals and the study of other optically active biologically relevant molecules For pharmaceutical compounds that are chiral usually one enantiomer either the right or left handed version is the drug whil the other half causes side effects different effects similar effects or in limited cases no effets This SBIR project will support the development of superficially porous particle SPP based chiral stationary phases CSPs SPPs are silica based chromatographic supports that possess a solid impermeable core which can result in greatly improved column packing materials compared to traditional fully porous particles FPPs Our preliminary results demonstrated feasibility for the first time of bonding brush type chiral selectors to SPPs It was determined that similar chiral selector surface coverage of the porous portion of the SPPs could be obtained when compared to analogous FPP based CSPs resulting in equivalent enantiomeric selectivity values Column efficiencies of the SPP based CSPs were greatly improved compared to commercial columns with analogous chiral selectors while the analysis times were shorter When mobile phase conditions were adjusted to give similar retention times on a commercial FPP column and a new SPP chiral column resolution values nearly doubled Further SPP packed columns can be used at high flow rates without the loss in separation performance typically associated with the current state of the art chiral columns Because of this we have demonstrated the use of SPP based CSPs for ultra fast chiral separations being performed in the secondsandapos time scale The aim of this Phase II SBIR proposal is to develop a number of unique chiral selectors for commercialization which will offer an array of stable bonded brush type SPP based CSPs that can be used in any mode of LC SFC and can offer broad selectivity high success rates for enantiomeric separations with greatly reduced analysis times Specifically we will develop the production means for these CSPs i e synthesis and packing methods test their reproducibility build prototype columns for evaluation by experts in our target market refine scale up procedures to prepare for manufacturing and begin marketing and forming strategic alliances with partners distributors and future investors As a result of tis proposed work this technology will bring to market a new tool that will allow for the production of better and less expensive pharmaceutical products that have fewer side effects and can be given in lower doses These CSPs will play a major role as separation media in pharmaceutical medicinal and synthetic organic chemistry PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE Pharmaceutical compounds that are chiral from the Greek word for andquot handandquot can exist as enantiomers i e right and left handed versions of the same basic compound and for medicines of this sort usually one enantiomer either the right or left handed version is the drug while the other half causes side effects different effects similar effects r in limited cases no effects In our proposed research we introduce a new technology for the analysis and purification of chiral drugs which utilizes specialized packing materials called superficially porous particle based chiral stationary phases which in our feasibility studies proved to offer the ability to reduce chiral drug analysis times from tens of minutes to tens of seconds by greatly increasing the efficiency of the analysis and improving the ability to rapidly separate and purify most classes of chiral pharmaceutical compounds as well as other biologically relevant chiral molecules As a result of this proposed work Americans will have better and less expensive pharmaceutical products that have fewer side effects and can be given in lower doses and scientists will have better means to study stereo selective effects of chiral biological molecules

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