IGF::OT::IGF OTHER FUNCTIONS - NOVEL IMAGING AGENTS TO EXPAND THE CLINICAL TOOLKIT FOR CANCER DIAGNOSIS, STAGING, AND TREATMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$249,724.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N43CO120058
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N43CO120058
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
NCI
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
34 FRANKLIN STREET, NASHUA, NH, 99999-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
036787257
Principal Investigator:
RON WEISS
(603) 881-3322
RON@ARKIVAL.COM
Business Contact:
RON WEISS
(603) 881-3322
RON@ARKIVAL.COM
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
This technology introduces a new non-invasive, biopsy-adjunct with a MNP platform for targeted tumor delivery. It employs closely sized magnetic nanoparticles (CS-MNP's) for determining their concentration and spatial distribution in tumor vasculatures asmeasured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The relationship between CS-MNP size and Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM) measurement follows from the physics of superparamagnetism (SP- theory). By correlating particle size and concentration within a tumor and its MRI response, the data can likely deliver tumor characterization without biopsy. This work characterizes CS-MNP's, animal testing and the quantification of the MRI imaging signals. Resulting data supports continued development of CS-MNP-products and new patents. It addresses the production of CS- MNP products for preclinical studies and business development for a very large market requiring more precise, higher margin products. These new products and services represent the future of MNP-based products for imaging and drug delivery. This technology has potential for a new biopsy-adjunct with CS-MNP's for targeted tumor delivery. Measurement of CS-MNP's in the tumor vasculature by MRI may become a major diagnostic tool and use for targeted therapeutics. It may provide for differentiating benign disease from malignancy, insightful surgical planning, and evaluation of chemotherapy and radiation treatment

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