Merck KGaA posted this:Technology for Serum and Glucocorticoid regulated kinase (SGK) inhibitorsMerck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has developed and patented the results of its intense R&D activities for the identification of small organic molecules as SGK1 inhibitors. Based upon a rational screening cascade established, compounds have been identified and characterized with regard to their specific in vitro, cellular and in vivo activities. The package includes access to the IP, experimental results, and materials. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, offers the unique chance to acquire this promising program.
Fundació URV posted this:Predictive pharmacokinetics/ pharmacodynamic (system biology) evaluation of drug and other compound’s efficacy and safetyPharmacokinetics/ pharmacodynamic (system biology) PBPK/PD model is a powerful mechanistic tool used for designing of trials in different phases, prospective and retrospective analysis for bridging gaps in an experiment, target validation, safety and efficacy analysis and early identification of risk associated with specific group of population.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Carbosilane dendrimers with polyphenolic groups. Uses as antioxidants and anticancer.The "Dendrimer for biomedical applications Research Group" at Alcalá University presents dendritic macromolecules with skeleton of carbosilane nature that contain in their structure polyphenolic groups (GPF). These compounds are powerful antioxidants and free radical scavengers, as well as anticancer agents, with application in sectors such as food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry. The invention provides a process for its procurance and uses.
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:A novel behavioral bioassay for preclinical testing and characterization of CNS agentsOur team, including zoologists, statisticians, and computer scientists have developed a new hi-res bioassay for preclinical testing and characterization of CNS agents, extracting key animal-centered parameters of behavior via computerized tracking and measurement of free exploration. The features that distinguish our system and method from other existing systems and methods are: elaborate data preparation for analysis and a methodology that secures replicability of results across laboratories, and exposes active management of kinematic variables. Our measured parameters are carefully designed, animal-centered building blocks of behavior. They are selected on the basis of an in-depth understanding of the mouse’s functional world. These quite unexpected and unusual parameters reflect the animal’s cognitive and emotional state and its information processing capacity; therefore they are most prone to be affected by drugs that act on respective CNS structures that mediate these states. Unlike all other existing systems we expose and quantify the rich and highly organized developmental dynamics of self regulated behavioral growth. The dynamics of this process before and after genetic manipulation and/or pharmacological treatment can now be readily measured by our system, articulating the effects of potential CNS drugs on behavioral growth and decay processes. Project ID : 2-2009-11
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Oral Mucosa-derived Stem Cells: A Unique Population for the Prevention and Treatment of Ischemic Heart FailureStem cells (SC) are considered crucial building blocks for any regenerative strategy. Adult oral mucosa (OM) is a unique source for generating adult pluripotent stem cell (OPSC) populations. This uniqueness consists in the fact that 95% of the OM whole populations in culture (1st – 8th passages) express markers of embryonic and mesenchymal SC. Thus, in contradistinction to known sources which comprise very low numbers of SC, OPSC generation for clinical use is simple and cost effective and does not require cumbersome cost-consuming purification steps. The general objective is to lay the foundation for the development of a variety of products based on the pluripotency and simple and cost effective generation of billions of OPSC. The major aim of the proposed project is to develop a product for the treatment of ischemic heart failure (IHF). This product which will serve as a proof of concept was selected based on medicals needs, market cap and time to market. The specific aims of the proposal are: 1. To develop a cardiac product aimed at treating ischemic heart failure (IHF). The aim is to test the safety and therapeutic effect of OPSC on experimental IHF in a minipig model. 2. To strengthen the intellectual property by fully characterizing the profile of OPSC. The prevalence of IHF continuously increases (1 million new cases every year in the western world) and currently the market cap is estimated in the range of billions. Project ID : 10-2011-260
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Immunotherapy for Stroke and Cognition in a Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy Animal ModelCerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is due to amyloid accumulation in the vessel walls leading to hemorrhagic stroke, and cognitive impairment. There are no available treatments to specifically reduce the risk of CAA. In this research we aim to assess brain tissue damage and cognitive impairment resulting from CAA in animal model and to investigate a novel approach to immune therapy. Methods: We have shown that nasal vaccination with a proteosome adjuvant (Protollin) that is well tolerated in humans, decreases amyloid plaques in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model. It was recently reported that an overexpression of TGF-?1 under the control of an astrocyte promoter GFAP in mice results in CAA. TGF-?1 mice were nasally treated with Protollin on a weekly basis starting at the age of 13 months for three months. Following treatment animals were subjected for MRI and cognition analysis. Results: Here we show that nasal Protollin activates perivascular macrophage and potently decreases vascular amyloid in TGF-?1 mice. Using MRI we found that while PBS treated animals showed a significant enlargement of the lateral ventricles area, Protollin prevents further brain damage and prevents pathological changes in the blood-brain barrier. Vascular risk factors have been found to be associated with vascular dementia. Using an object recognition test and Y-maze, we found significant improvement in cognition with the Protollin treated group. Interpretation :Our study demonstrates that activation of macrophages by Protollin is a novel approach to reduce microhemorrhage, prevent stroke and improve cognition in a model of cerebral amyloid angiopathy. Project ID : 10-2011-259
UATEC - Unidade de Transferência de Tecnologia posted this:Fluorescent compounds, methods of manufacturing and uses thereofA group of researchers from a Portuguese university developed a family of new fluorophores to be used in biological imaging, either in cells or in entire organisms, in fluorescence microscopy techniques, including live cell imaging. The fluorophores are not toxic to cells and organisms, and light up cells by binding to organelles such as the Golgi apparatus, nucleus, and particularly lipid droplets. Importantly, the fluorophores change color with the polarity of the environment. The university is looking for companies that would be interested in developing this technology further through partnership, or in commercializing the probes through licensing or acquisition of the patent.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Carbosilane dendritic compounds homo and heterofunctionalizedA Spanish research group from the Department of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry of Alcala University has developed a highly branched macromolecules called dendrimers or dendrons, with carbosilane structure and functionalized on its periphery with anionic or cationic groups, providing the macromolecule a net negative or positive charge respectively. The invention also concerns the dendrimers’ procurement process and their biomedical applications, particularly as carriers of drugs or nucleic acids (such ODN, siRNA, dsRNA or DNA), or as therapeutic agents with antiviral or antibacterial activity. The group is looking for companies in the biomedical sector to reach licensing agreements, collaboration and commercial agreements with technical assistance.
Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU posted this:Method of isolation and purification of xanthophylls from diatom cultureXanthophylls, with their antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties, found important applications in food and nutrition, cosmetic and environmental industries, as well as pharmacy and medicine. Diadinoxanthin (Ddx) and diatoxanthin (Dtx) are two pigments that belong to xanthophylls family. The availability of Ddx and Dtx on the market is low and up to date limited as they are sold exclusively in small quantities at extremely high prices to be used as HPLC calibration standards. The solution of the above mentioned problems is the 5-step method for the isolation and purification of Ddx and Dtx developed at the Jagiellonian University..
Fundació URV posted this:NEW PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING MONOLAYERS OF FUNCTIONALIZED NANOPARTICLESThis new procedure (not described in the bibliography) allows the manufacture of monolayers of metal nanoparticles linked by molecules of organic compounds. As you can see in Specifications, this procedure consists in two successive processes. One of the main advantages of this technology is the minimization of impurities in the functionalized monolayer compared to commonly used techniques. Besides, the manufacture of Schotty diode with this new procedure has been shown for the first time. In the same line, this procedure allows the use of monolayers of metal nanoparticles for metabolite detection. These are two unique and differents aspects of this technology in relation to other known used techniques.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Disposable electrodes based on filtered nanomaterials.A Spanish research Group from Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Departments at University of Alcalá (Spain) has designed and developed different disposable electrodes constituted exclusively by conducted nanomaterials for analytical measurement of electroactive molecules for (bio-) sensoric in relevant areas such as health, agri-food and environmental. The group is looking for companies in the chemistry, clinical, agri-food and environmental sectors to reach licensing agreements or collaboration and commercial agreements for technical assistance.
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Research & Services | Modern cell and molecular biology research of diabetesResearch & Services | Modern cell and molecular biology research of diabetes Project ID : 34-2010-2440
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Oxidized Cellulose Used to Bind and Prevent Allergic Reaction in Asthma, Seasonal Allergies and Atopic DermatitisA new composition of matter comprising microparticles with both oxidized cellulose and glucans. The composition includes pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and as an active ingredient oxidized cellulose. Preferable the oxidized cellulose should be formed as microparticles and the combimation can be used for the treatment of asthma and allergy. keywords: formulation, allergy Project ID : 7-2006-398
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Improving Liver Regeneration in Older Patients(YZ1May13- Courrently, use of Leptin/ Akt inhibitors such as bpV(phen) / mTor inhibitors)Project ID : 6-2008-2177
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Medical Imaging Method and Systemmethod and system for analysis of color change in images in the human body. The method is used for diagnosis of such disorders that changes in color of tissues occeurs. Keywords: image processing, algorithm, dental care With Hadasit Project ID : 7-2006-854