Novel Extracellular Vesicles Loaded with Anti-Inflammatory Agents

, 2018-345 Revolutionary treatment for ARDS using novel extracellular vesicles loaded with Anti-Inflammatory Agents.

The Need

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) remains a significant healthcare challenge with high mortality rates and long-term morbidity. Despite advancements in supportive care, there’s an urgent need for pharmacologic treatments targeting the molecular mechanisms driving ARDS pathogenesis. The devastating impact of ARDS, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, underscores the critical need for effective therapeutic interventions to reduce mortality and improve patient outcomes.

The Technology

Researchers at The Ohio State University have developed a groundbreaking approach to treatment of ARDS using novel Extracellular Vesicles (EVs) loaded with anti-inflammatory agents. These nanosized EVs derived from various cell types contain bioactive molecules, such as anti-inflammatory agents. By harnessing the regenerative potential of EVs in combination with agents not previously delivered in this manner, this therapy aims to modulate the dysregulated immune response and mitigate lung injury associated with ARDS, offering a novel avenue for targeted treatment.


  • Targeted Therapy: EVs loaded with anti-inflammatory agents offer precise targeting of molecular pathways implicated in ARDS pathogenesis.
  • Reduced Side Effects: Potential for minimized systemic side effects compared to traditional pharmacologic treatments, enhancing safety profiles.
  • Regenerative Potential: EVs promote tissue repair and regeneration, potentially improving lung function and long-term outcomes.
  • Therapeutic Innovation: Represents a pioneering approach in ARDS management, addressing unmet clinical needs and advancing treatment paradigms.

Patent application pending

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