Barcelona Skin Genomic

Recommendation of optimal combinations of natural active compounds to treat disease using a database

Posted by Barcelona Skin GenomicResponsive · Research Services and Capabilities · Spain

Summary of the technology

Barcelona Skin Genomic (BSG) is developing a database that compiles information about the effects of different natural active compounds or plant extracts (more than 2500) on gene expression, on the levels of expression of interleukins and other molecules (more than 3400) and on treatment of different diseases (677). This database collects information from more than 5000 scientific articles, integrated by biologists and experts in life sciences and is updated on a monthly basis.

New and innovative aspects

The database and software is a novel solution for the identification of combinations of natural active compounds that may offer optimal activities for a given purpose (eg. treatment of disease), based on markers of disease provided by the customer. The software facilitates identification of compounds whose use is highly recommended and saves time to the customer. On the other hand, the experts at BSG can recommend  the use of additional compounds within those combinations based on their own experience.

Description of the technology

Nowadays there is a lot of information about the properties of plant extracts and natural active compounds, including antioxidant compounds, on regulation of gene expression, protein activity and the treatment of diseases. On the other hand, there are no databases that compile this information and integrate it in order to facilitate selection of optimal combinations of these compounds for personalized medicine. For this reason, Barcelona Skin Genomic (BSG) is developing a database that compiles information about the effects of different natural active compounds or plant extracts (more than 2500) on gene expression, on the levels of expression of interleukins and other molecules (more than 3400) and on treatment of different diseases (677). This dabatase collects information from more than 5000 scientific articles, integrated by biologists and experts in life sciences and is updated on a monthly basis. BSG has also developed a software that helps search the database for optimal combinations of natural active compounds or plant extracts for a given purpose. In addition, BSG provides the customer with papers and evidences demonstrating the effects of selective compounds on parameters of interest. Based on analytical data provided by the customer, BSG can provide counseling on compounds with optimal properties for the treatment of a number of diseases

Specifications

The software designed by BSG uses an algorithm that allows the identification of natural active compounds with optimal efficiency on the regulation of specific disease parameters. The software integrates information on both the activating or repressing activities of each compound, and depending on the clinical parameters of each patient, different compounds or combinations are recommended. For this reason, the software offers maximal adaptability to the customer requirements. 

Main advantages of its use

This service offers the advantage to save time to the customer, allowing for fast identification of compounds with optimal properties for the treatment of patients with inflammatory conditions or with anomalous gene expression profiles. Moreover, our pharmacologists, doctors and biologists may recommend additional compounds based on their own experience.

Applications

This technology is addressed to companies, doctors or other customers that need to identify natural compounds or combinations of compounds for personalized treatment of disease. The service requires that the customer provides information on gene expression profiles or the analysis of inflammatory mediators from the patient.

Related keywords

  • Electronics, IT and Telecomms
  • Gene Expression, Proteom Research Technology
  • Bioinformatics Technology
  • Biostatistics, Epidemiology
  • Diagnostics, Diagnosis
  • Medical Research
  • Bioinformatics Market
  • Database and file management
  • Systems software
  • Therapeutic services
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Other Medical/Health Related
  • Gene Expression, Proteom Research Market
  • microbial and antioxidant activity
  • natural active compounds
  • natural plant extracts
  • personalized medicine
  • medical databases
  • medical software

About Barcelona Skin Genomic

Small and Medium Enterprise from Spain

Barcelona Skin Genomic is a company dedicated to personalize treatments for patients who suffer from various skin deases such as: psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and acne. It also performs customized treatments for skin rejuvenation, alopecia, etc.
At present, BSG carries out skin biopsies. The epidermis and dermis are separated using Lase Capture Microdissection (LCM) for subsequent genomic study. Expression microarrays are used to observe differences between different types of samples, whether control skin or damaged skin. Subsequently, BSG manufactures a compound cream formulation based on the results obtained. Once the treatment is completed, a second biopsy is carried out to access the effect the formulation has had on the patient’s skin.

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