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  • Publication number: 20150148870
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for preparing noble metal nanoparticles, comprising the following steps: a) preparing an Olea Europaea fruit extract; b) preparing an Acacia Nilotica extract; c) mixing the Olea Europaea fruit extract and the Acacia Nilotica extract for preparing a mixed extract; d) providing an aqueous solution containing a noble metal compound dissolved therein; e) mixing the mixed extract obtained in step c) and the aqueous solution of step d) to form noble metal nanoparticles; noble metal nanoparticles obtained thereby and their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Awatif Ahmed HENDI, Manal A. AWAD, Nada E. EISA, Khaled M. ORTASHI
  • Patent number: 9040626
    Abstract: The invention discloses novel morphology shifting micelles and amphiphilic coated metal nanofibers. Methods of using and making the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Miao-Ping Chien, Nathan C. Gianneschi
  • Patent number: 9029355
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, the invention is directed to composition comprising stable particles comprising ganaxolone, wherein the volume weighted median diameter (D50) of the particles is from about 50 nm to about 500 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Marinus Pharmaceuticals
    Inventors: Kenneth Shaw, Mingbao Zhang
  • Patent number: 9011309
    Abstract: An electromagnetic radiation activated device comprises a property changing material and at least one functionalized fullerene that upon irradiation of the functionalized fullerenes with electromagnetic radiation of one or more frequencies a thermally activated chemical or physical transformation occurs in the property changing material. The thermal activated transformation of the property changing material is triggered by the heating or combustion of the functionalized fullerenes upon their irradiation. The device can include a chemical agent that is embedded in the property changing material and is released when the material is heated by the functionalized fullerenes upon irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Krishna, Karl Zawoy, Brij M. Moudgil, Benjamin L. Koopman, Nathanael Ian Stevens, Kevin William Powers
  • Patent number: 8999362
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel nanoencapsulated compositions, methods for making such compositions, and methods of repelling insects and other arthropod pests away from animals, including humans. The present invention has particular, though not sole, application to repelling insects including flies and mosquitoes. The inventive compositions may be used to repel arthropods from animals, humans, plants, soil, or building structures. The formulations also prevent illness and disease caused by insect/pest-borne vectors, and provide safer, more effective alternatives to existing repellents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Merial, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean Delaveau, Audrey Minost, Hatem Fessi, Marie-Alexandrine Bolzinger, Abdelhamid Elaissari
  • Patent number: 8992982
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for producing particles of indomethacin using dry milling processes as well as compositions comprising indomethacin, medicaments produced using indomethacin in particulate form and/or compositions, and to methods of treatment of an animal, including man, using a therapeutically effective amount of indomethacin administered by way of said medicaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Iceutica Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Aaron Dodd, Felix Meiser, Marck Norret, Adrian Russell, H. William Bosch
  • Patent number: 8986999
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for encapsulating inorganic micro- or nanostructures within polymeric microgels are described. In various embodiments, viruses are encapsulated with microgels during microgel formation. The viruses can provide a template for in situ synthesis of the inorganic structures within the microgel. The inorganic structures can be distributed substantially homogeneously throughout the microgel, or can be distributed non-uniformly within the microgel. The inventive microgel compositions can be used for a variety of applications including electronic devices, biotechnological devices, fuel cells, display devices and optical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, President and Fellows of Harvard University
    Inventors: Yoon Sung Nam, Angela Belcher, Andrew Parsons Magyar, Daeyeon Lee, Jin-Woong Kim, David Weitz
  • Patent number: 8951539
    Abstract: Methods of using cerium oxide nanoparticles to promote angiogenesis are described. In a particular embodiment, a method of promoting angiogenesis in animal tissue comprises contacting the tissue with a composition comprising cerium oxide nanoparticles effective for stimulating proliferation of endothelial cells associated with the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Soumen Das, William Self, Sudipta Seal
  • Patent number: 8927483
    Abstract: Neuregulin, a known neuroprotein, has been found to ameliorate or prevent damage caused by mechanical or chemical assault to blood vessels and, when administered into the cerebral spinal fluid, can ameliorate damage to neuronal tissue caused by stroke or inflammation. Additionally, neuregulin has been found to be useful for enhancement of stem cell migration from the ventricle to the site of injury to the brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Brain-Gen Biotech
    Inventor: Byron D. Ford
  • Patent number: 8920819
    Abstract: Compositions comprising a lipophilic derivative of a hydrophilic drug and an amphiphile compound for use in therapy of the human or animal body are provided. Methods of medical treatment, wherein a composition according to the invention is administered to a human or animal body also form part of the invention. It is preferred that the drug is delivered to the brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: University College London
    Inventors: Ijeoma Uchegbu, Aikaterini Lalatsa, Andreas Schatzlein
  • Publication number: 20140356271
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and materials for influencing proliferation of stem cells. Specifically exemplified herein are compositions comprising cerium oxide nanoparticles which can be used to stimulate proliferation of stem cells under common culture conditions, or which can be utilized to improve therapeutic outcomes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudipta Seal, Ajay Karakoti
  • Publication number: 20140322340
    Abstract: The present invention provides protein (or peptide)-polysaccharide (or oligosaccharide) conjugates (PPC) as nanocapsular vehicles for nanoencapsulation of biologically active compounds, particularly nutraceuticals. The PPCs efficiently protect both hydrophobic (i.e., water insoluble) and hydrophilic (i.e., water soluble) nutraceuticals, to provide a composition which, when added to a beverage, disperses so as to provide a clear or transparent solution. In some embodiments, the PPCs are Maillard reaction based PPCs. Advantageously, the conjugates of the present invention protect the nutraceuticals from degradation, both during shelf life and upon gastric digestion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Technion Research and Development Foundation LTD.
    Inventor: Yoav D. Livney
  • Patent number: 8852614
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided for the manufacture and use of hydrogels with increased permeability to macromolecules with minimum loss of matrix mechanical strength and prepolymer viscosity for patternability. The hydrogels of the invention are formed from a prepolymer, which is polymerized in the presence of hydrophobic nanoparticles. In some embodiments of the invention cells are present during polymerization, and are encapsulated by the hydrogel. A high interfacial energy between the hydrophobic substrate and the aqueous polymerizing solution disrupts the hydrogel network structure, leading to network defects that increase permeability without loss of patternability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Curtis W. Frank, Won Jae Lee, Nam-Joon Cho, Jeffrey S. Glenn
  • Patent number: 8828949
    Abstract: The invention relates to improvements in the field of drug delivery. More particularly, the invention relates to polypeptides derived from aprotinin and from aprotinin analogs as well as conjugates and pharmaceutical compositions comprising these polypeptides or conjugates. The present invention also relates to the use of these polypeptides for transporting a compound or drug across the blood-brain barrier of a mammal and in the treatment and diagnosis of neurological diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Angiochem, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Beliveau, Michel Demeule, Christian Che, Anthony Regina
  • Patent number: 8822417
    Abstract: Variants of a parent albumin having altered plasma half-life compared with a parent albumin are described. Fusion polypeptides and conjugates including the variant albumin are also described. Embodiments include, but are not limited to, a polypeptide which is a variant of albumin, including one or more alterations at one or more positions corresponding to 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119 and 120 in SEQ ID NO: 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Novozymes Biopharma DIC A/S
    Inventors: Jan Terje Andersen, Bjorn Dalhus, Inger Sandlie, Jason Cameron, Andrew Plumridge, Esben Peter Friis, Karen Delahay
  • Patent number: 8808748
    Abstract: Compositions of matter and methods for making, storing and administering artificial blood substitutes. Artificial blood substitutes may have oxygen carriers that encapsulate an oxygen-binding compound in a polymer vesicle. Oxygen-binding compounds may include hemoglobin, myoglobin, or other oxygen binding compounds having characteristics similar to hemoglobin. Oxygen carriers may include nanoparticles, polymers and/or polymersomes comprising of poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(?-caprolactone) (PEO-b-PCL) and related diblock copolymers of poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(?-methyl ?-caprolactone) (PEO-b-PMCL). The oxygen carriers may have tunable oxygen-binding capacities, uniform and appropriately small size distributions, and human bloodlike viscosities and oncotic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Vindico Nanobio Technology Inc.
    Inventors: P. Peter Ghoroghchian, Eric Ostertag
  • Patent number: 8802240
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of increasing the chemosensitivity of normal and/or chemoresistant tumor or cancer cells using thyroid hormone analogs and/or nanoparticulate or polymeric forms thereof. Also disclosed are methods of increasing radiosensitivity of normal and/or radioresistant tumor or cancer cells using thyroid hormone analogs and/or nanoparticulate or polymeric forms thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Nanopharmaceuticals LLC
    Inventors: Paul J. Davis, Shaker A. Mousa
  • Patent number: 8790655
    Abstract: The invention provides TLR agonists and conjugates thereof useful in vaccines and to prevent, inhibit or treat a variety of disorders including pathogen infection and asthma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: The Regents of The University of California
    Inventors: Dennis A. Carson, Howard B. Cottam, Wolfgang Wrasidlo, Christina C. N. Wu, Gregory A. Daniels
  • Patent number: 8785369
    Abstract: Neuregulin, a known neuroprotein, has been found to ameliorate or prevent damage caused by mechanical or chemical assault to blood vessels and, when administered into the cerebral spinal fluid, can ameliorate damage to neuronal tissue caused by stroke or inflammation. Additionally, neuregulin has been found to be useful for enhancement of stem cell migration from the ventricle to the site of injury to the brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Morehouse School of Medicine
    Inventor: Byron D. Ford
  • Patent number: 8777134
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a pharmaceutical composition for drinking water administration comprising benzimidazole carbamate particles having an effective average particle size of less than 450 mm and a Tween-type surfactant; a method for making the composition; use of the composition to make a medicament for controlling parasites; and use of said composition for the manufacture of a medicament or protecting animal from parasitic infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Intervet International B.V.
    Inventors: Carsten Schmidt, Mark Allan, Elizabeth Benedicte Daniele Deschamps
  • Patent number: 8758777
    Abstract: The present invention provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising water-soluble sulfonate-protected nanoparticles, more particularly, pharmaceutical compositions comprising water-soluble sulfonate-protected silver or gold nanoparticles. The pharmaceutical compositions of the invention are useful in prevention or treatment of infections or conditions or disorders caused by microorganisms capable of binding to heparan sulfate, e.g., herpes simplex viruses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Bar-Ilan University
    Inventors: Ronit Sarid, Aharon Gedanken, Dana Baram-Pinto
  • Patent number: 8747907
    Abstract: The present invention provides cerium oxide nanoparticles for use both in therapeutic compositions in vivo and in research in vitro. The cerium oxide nanoparticles are of known range of sizes having biological properties that are reproducible and beneficial. Pharmaceutical and other compositions are provided, as are methods of treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Beverly A. Rzigalinski, Ariane M. Clark
  • Patent number: 8734847
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for producing particles of indomethacin using dry milling processes as well as compositions comprising indomethacin, medicaments produced using indomethacin in particulate form and/or compositions, and to methods of treatment of an animal, including man, using a therapeutically effective amount of indomethacin administered by way of said medicaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Iceutica Py Ltd.
    Inventors: Aaron Dodd, Felix Meiser, Marck Norret, Adrian Russell, H William Bosch
  • Patent number: 8735450
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for producing particles of diclofenac using dry milling processes as well as compositions comprising diclofenac, medicaments produced using diclofenac in particulate form and/or compositions, and to methods of treatment of an animal, including man, using a therapeutically effective amount of diclofenac administered by way of said medicaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Iceutica Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Aaron Dodd, Felix Meiser, Marck Norret, Adrian Russell, H William Bosch
  • Patent number: 8715740
    Abstract: The present invention provides for methods of preparing silk nanoparticles and microparticles, methods of encapsulating an active agent into the silk nano- and microparticles and compositions comprising these silk particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Trustees of Tufts College
    Inventors: Xiaoqin Wang, David L. Kaplan
  • Patent number: 8709747
    Abstract: The invention relates to compounds of formula (I) wherein the groups A and B represent independently from each other —CH?CH—, or —C?C—, the terms t, u, v, w represent, independently from each other, values ranging from 0 to 9, the groups Y1 and Y2 can represent independently from each other an alkyl group (linear, branched or substituted) carrying from 1 to 9 carbon atoms, the groups Z1, Z2, Z3, and Z4 can represent independently from each other a chemically reactive group W, such as OH, NH2, SH, the groups Z5 and Z6 represent independently from each other a hydrogen atom, silica nanoparticles functionalized by these compounds, and their use as drugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignees: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Universite de Rennes 1, I.N.S.E.R.M. (Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale), Universite Montpellier 2 Sciences et Techniques
    Inventors: David Brevet, Laurence Raehm, Mireille Blanchard-Desce, Olivier Mongin, Magali Gary-Bobo-Sable-Teychene, Marcel Garcia, Alain Morere, Jean-Olivier Durand
  • Patent number: 8709487
    Abstract: A water-based and surfactant-free microwave synthesis of polymer nanoparticles includes the entrapment of diisopropyl fluorophosphatase (DFPase) within poly(4-vinylpyridine) (PVP) nanoparticles. The resulting nanoparticles are approximately 80-100 nm in diameter and reactive activity of DFPase is maintained after encapsulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Mark K. Kinnan, Heidi L. Schreuder-Gibson
  • Publication number: 20140106059
    Abstract: The present invention is a solventless method of producing polymer coated active pharmaceutical ingredient that is taste-masked and may be released in relatively short time. It employs high energy vibrations or acoustic mixing of API particles, water soluble coating material particles and hydrophobic polymer particles, with or without use of other pharmaceutically relevant powders as media. Additionally the method is capable of producing individually coated drug particles without agglomeration or the long drying times associated with solvent based coating methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Rajesh N. Dave, Daniel To, Maxx Capece
  • Patent number: 8685323
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for encapsulating inorganic micro- or nanostructures within polymeric microgels are described. In various embodiments, viruses are encapsulated with microgels during microgel formation. The viruses can provide a template for in situ synthesis of the inorganic structures within the microgel. The inorganic structures can be distributed substantially homogeneously throughout the microgel, or can be distributed non-uniformly within the microgel. The inventive microgel compositions can be used for a variety of applications including electronic devices, biotechnological devices, fuel cells, display devices and optical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Yoon Sung Nam, Angela Belcher, Andrew Magyar, Daeyeon Lee, Jin-Woong Kim, David Weitz
  • Publication number: 20140087058
    Abstract: A method is provided that produces nanocomposite materials containing well-dispersed, nanoparticles encapsulated in a polymer matrix. A feedstock comprising a colloidal dispersion of nanoparticles in a solvent and a polymer dissolved in the same solvent is passed through an ultrasonic nozzle using a flow control device, producing an aerosol of drops having diameters less than about 100 micrometers. The aerosol of drops is then mixed with a fluid that is miscible with the solvent, is a nonsolvent for the polymer, and destabilizes the colloidal dispersion. As a result, well-dispersed polymer-encapsulated nanoparticles precipitate. The method operates at atmospheric temperature and pressure and allows for independent control of the precipitation of the particle and of the polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: JEFFREY SCOTT METH
  • Publication number: 20140065718
    Abstract: Provided is a hydrogen peroxide sensitive metal nanoparticle including: a metal nanoparticle including a biocompatible metal and a hydrogen peroxide reactive ion which is bonded to a surface of the metal nanoparticle and is oxidized by hydrogen peroxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicants: POSTECH ACADEMY-INDUSTRY FOUNDATION, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyu-hyun IM, No-kyoung PARK, Jae-hyun HUR, Sung-jee KIM, Ju-taek NAM, Seong-ho PARK, Sang-hwa JEONG
  • Patent number: 8664198
    Abstract: A method for constructing a compound of immunologically modified nanotubes and method for using the compound to deliver immunoadjuvants to tumor cells and to produce targeted, synergistic photophysical and immunological reactions for cancer treatment. To prepare the immunologically modified nanotubes, carbon nanotubes are dissolved in a solution of glycated chitosan, an immunostimulant, hence using glycated chitosan as a surfactant for rendering the aqueous solution of nanotubes stable. The compound can be used for treatment of cancer. The method includes steps of intratumorally administering immunologically modified nanotubes and administering laser irradiation of the target tumor. The nanotube serves as a carrier to deliver immunoadjuvants to the tumor cells and serves as a light-absorbing agent in a cell body of a tumor in a host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: The University of Central Oklahoma
    Inventor: Wei R. Chen
  • Patent number: 8658188
    Abstract: Nanoparticulate material containing a matrix and embedded therein a radiopacifier are bioactive, show a high alkaline capacity and are radio-opaque. Compositions and formulations including such material are particularly useful in advanced dental applications, such as dental fillings and/or disinfection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignees: Universitat Zurich
    Inventors: Wendelin Jan Stark, Dirk Mohn, Matthias Zehnder, Thomas Imfeld
  • Publication number: 20140044753
    Abstract: Provided is a pharmaceutical composition containing inorganic nanoparticles selected from titanium oxide nanoparticles or silica nanoparticles as an active ingredient for preventing or treating angiogenesis-related diseases. The pharmaceutical composition for preventing or treating angiogenesis-related diseases according to the present invention may be used as a therapeutic agent for various diseases based on angiogenesis such as age-related macular degeneration, tumors, and diabetes-related complications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND SCIENCE
    Inventors: Tae Geol LEE, Jeong Hun KIM, Dong Hyun JO
  • Patent number: 8643027
    Abstract: Small particle compositions including nanoparticle compositions are provided. The particle compositions, in some cases, are characterized by having an extremely small average particle size (e.g., 150 nanometers or less). The small particles may comprise a semiconductor material and/or a light-emitting material. In some embodiments, the particles may be in the form a preferred shape including platelets, amongst others. The small particle compositions may be produced in a milling process. In some embodiments, the milling process uses preferred types of grinding media to form milled particles having desired characteristics (e.g., particle size, shape). The small (or nano) particle compositions may be used in a variety of different applications including light-emitting applications. In certain applications, it may be desirable to form thin films from the small particle compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Primet Precision Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Archit Lal, Robert J. Dobbs
  • Patent number: 8637083
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to lyophilized pharmaceutical compositions comprising polymeric nanoparticles which, upon reconstitution, have low levels of greater than 10 micron size particles. Other aspects of the invention include methods of making such nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: BIND Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Troiano, Young-Ho Song, Stephen E. Zale, James Wright, Christina Van Geen Hoven
  • Patent number: 8632815
    Abstract: A process for nanomulsification of highly lipophillic polyphenols compounds using non-ionic surfactant and a non-ionic co-solvent with the help of sonar energy, to enhance the aqueous solubility is disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Laila Pharmaceutical Pvt., Ltd.
    Inventors: Anitha Krishnan Nair, Ramchand Nanappan Chaniyilparampu, Kiran Bhupathiraju, Rama Raju Gokaraju, Ganga Raju Gokaraju, Trimurtulu Golakoti
  • Publication number: 20140012163
    Abstract: Provided are nanoparticles and formulations which are useful for cosmetic, diagnostic and therapeutic applications to mammals such as humans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Sienna Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd James Harris, Alice Ann Chen Kim
  • Publication number: 20140011985
    Abstract: Disclosed are targeted in-vivo cancer therapeutics based on the creating conjugate combinations of a porphyrin or porphyrin-like molecule or compound used as a delivery vehicle or vector, coupled with a cytotoxic agent that is released upon binding to a tumor site. The families of porphyrin or porphyrin-like molecules or compounds have a high affinity to bind with cancer cells and are organic structures and are not toxic or rejected by the body. The structure includes a binding site for metals and nano-particles. Benefits of the current invention include: accurate, targeted in-vivo radio and therapeutic agents delivered directly to tumor sites. A benefit of targeted therapy is sparing healthy cells and tissue, thus keeping the host patient healthier which enhances the therapeutic effects of reducing and destroying the cancer tumors. An additional benefit is keeping the patient from discomfort of sickness and the side effects of traditional radio and chemo-therapies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Maria Zannes, John J. Cousins, Timothy Peter Zannes, Gordon Bennett
  • Publication number: 20140012162
    Abstract: Provided are nanoparticles and formulations which are useful for cosmetic, diagnostic and therapeutic applications to mammals such as humans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Sienna Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd James Harris, Alice Ann Chen Kim
  • Publication number: 20140003997
    Abstract: A method of sterilizing a nanoparticle preparation at a high temperature is provided. A plurality of nanoparticles are purified to form the preparation, wherein the nanoparticles comprise at least a core and a shell and the shell comprises one or more ligand species attached to the core. The nanoparticle preparation is made by a purified nanoparticle composition, a carrier fluid and an excess of the one or more ligand species not attached to the core. The ligand species attached to the core and the excess ligand species added after purification are structurally identical. The nanoparticle preparation provided by the present invention may be used as contrast agents in medical imaging techniques such as X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian Christopher Bales, Brian James Grimmond, Daniel Eugene Meyer, Bruce Allan Hay, Michael Todd Luttrell
  • Patent number: 8613953
    Abstract: The invention provides a novel method for obtaining solid micro- or nanoparticles with a homogeneous structure. A method is provided for obtaining solid micro- or nanoparticles with a homogeneous structure having a particle size of less than 10 ?m where the processed solid compound has the natural, crystalline, amorphous, polymorphic and other features associated with the starting compound. In accordance with the invention a method which also makes it possible to obtain solid micro- or nanoparticles with a substantially spheroidal morphology is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignees: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red en Bioingeniería, Biomateriales Y Nanomedicina
    Inventors: Nora Ventosa Rull, Jaume Veciana Miró, Mary Cano Sarabia, Santiago Sala Vergés
  • Publication number: 20130336889
    Abstract: A nanoparticle for detecting or treating a tumor is provided. The nanoparticle includes a plurality of polymer backbones and at least one first detectable substance, of which each of the polymer backbones includes a hydrophobic region, a hydrophilic region and a chelating region, and the first detectable substance is bound to the chelating region of the polymer backbone. The hydrophobic regions of the polymer backbones form a core block, and the hydrophilic regions of the polymer backbones form a shell block surrounding the core block. A method for detecting or treating a tumor using the nanoparticle is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ming-Jium Shieh, Cheng-Liang Peng, Tsai-Yueh Luo
  • Publication number: 20130337070
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions useful as therapy and prevention of skin neoplasms, namely melanoma. Also disclosed herein are methods of using polymer-coated cerium nanoparticles as therapy against skin cancer. Further, disclosed are combination therapies involving polymer-coated cerium nanoparticles with other anti-neoplastic agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: University of Central Florida Research Foundation Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Brenneisen, Sudipta Seal
  • Patent number: 8603500
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to polymers and macromolecules, in particular, to polymers useful in particles such as nanoparticles. One aspect of the invention is directed to a method of developing nanoparticles with desired properties. In one set of embodiments, the method includes producing libraries of nanoparticles having highly controlled properties, which can be formed by mixing together two or more macromolecules in different ratios. One or more of the macromolecules may be a polymeric conjugate of a moiety to a biocompatible polymer. In some cases, the nanoparticle may contain a drug. Other aspects of the invention are directed to methods using nanoparticle libraries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: BIND Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen E. Zale, Mir Mukkaram Ali
  • Patent number: 8603501
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to polymers and macromolecules, in particular, to polymers useful in particles such as nanoparticles. One aspect of the invention is directed to a method of developing nanoparticles with desired properties. In one set of embodiments, the method includes producing libraries of nanoparticles having highly controlled properties, which can be formed by mixing together two or more macromolecules in different ratios. One or more of the macromolecules may be a polymeric conjugate of a moiety to a biocompatible polymer. In some cases, the nanoparticle may contain a drug. Other aspects of the invention are directed to methods using nanoparticle libraries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: BIND Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen E. Zale, Mir Mukkaram Ali
  • Patent number: 8603499
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to polymers and macromolecules, in particular, to polymers useful in particles such as nanoparticles. One aspect of the invention is directed to a method of developing nanoparticles with desired properties. In one set of embodiments, the method includes producing libraries of nanoparticles having highly controlled properties, which can be formed by mixing together two or more macromolecules in different ratios. One or more of the macromolecules may be a polymeric conjugate of a moiety to a biocompatible polymer. In some cases, the nanoparticle may contain a drug. Other aspects of the invention are directed to methods using nanoparticle libraries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: BIND Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen E. Zale, Mir Mukkaram Ali
  • Patent number: 8603535
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to lyophilized pharmaceutical compositions comprising polymeric nanoparticles which, upon reconstitution, have low levels of greater than 10 micron size particles. Other aspects of the invention include methods of making such nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: BIND Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Troiano, Young-Ho Song, Stephen E. Zale, James Wright, Christina Van Geen Hoven
  • Patent number: 8574315
    Abstract: The present invention relates to structures that contain one or more fiber and/or nanofiber structures where such structures can be formed on a wide variety of structures or surfaces (e.g., asperities, flat surfaces, angled surface, hierarchical structures, etc.). In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a process for forming one or more fibers, nanofibers or structures made therefrom on a wide variety of structures or surfaces (e.g., asperities, flat surfaces, angled surface, hierarchical structures, etc.). In another embodiment, the present invention relates to a process for forming one or more fibers, nanofibers or structures made therefrom on a wide variety of structures or surfaces (e.g., asperities, flat surfaces, angled surface, hierarchical structures, etc.) where such fibers and/or structures are designed to sequester, carry and/or encapsulate one or more substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: Darrell Reneker, Tao Han, Daniel Smith, Camden Ertley, Joseph W. Reneker
  • Publication number: 20130281515
    Abstract: A cationic bis-urea compound is disclosed of formula (1): wherein: each m is independently an integer of 0 to 4, each k is independently 0 or 1, each Z? is a monovalent radical independently selected from the group consisting of hydroxyl (*—OH), carboxyl (*—COOH), cyano (*—CN), nitro (*—NO2), sulfonate (*—SO3?), trifluoromethyl (*—CF3), halides, amine groups, ketone groups, alkyl groups comprising 1 to 6 carbons, alkoxy groups comprising 1 to 6 carbons, thioether groups comprising 1 to 6 carbons, and combinations thereof, each L? is independently a divalent alkylene group comprising 1 to 6 carbons, wherein a *-[-L?-]k- is a single bond when k is 0, each Y? is independently a monovalent non-polymeric radical comprising a positive charged amine, and each X? is independently a negative charged counterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicants: AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph Coady, Amanda Catherine Engler, Kazuki Fukushima, James Lupton Hedrick, Shaoqiong Liu, Hareem Tariq Maune, Alshakim Nelson, Jed Walter Pitera, Yi Yan Yang