Nanoparticles and Nanocapsules for Glioma Targeting

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$400,001.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1R43CA135906-01
Agency Tracking Number:
CA135906
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
PHS2007-2
Small Business Information
LNKCHEMSOLUTIONS
2411 WINCHESTER SOUTH, LINCOLN, NE, 68512
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
131068186
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
(402) 416-1811
LNKChemsolutions@netscape.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): LNK Chemsolutions LLC collaborates with researchers from the University of Chicago to develop nanocapsule technology for enhanced delivery to gliomas. Preliminary results are particularly encouraging in that the nanocap sules display very good transport in healthy rat brains, and they can easily be designed for targeted delivery and timed payload release. In vitro and in vivo models aimed at determining the ability of these nanocapsules to penetrate the blood brain barrie r and to treat induced tumors are envisioned. A variety of imaging techniques and nanocapsule characterization methods have already been tested by the team with very good success. From a commercial standpoint, the technology platform is general and flexibl e, and will allow the company to develop a drug delivery platform product line in the long term. Public Health Relevance: A novel strategy to design nanoparticles and nanocapsules that enhance targeting of gliomas is described. The multi-pronged app roach involves scientists from the medical, chemistry and chemical engineering fields. From a commercial standpoint, ease of fabrication and encapsulation yields are viewed as key competitive traits of the technology in this proposal compared to alternativ e methods.

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