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Mini-PCDH15 for treatment of deafness
TS-050433 — A gene therapy solution for Usher Syndrome Type 1F.
Mutations in PCDH15 cause Usher 1F, a recessive syndrome characterized by profound congenital deafness and absence of vestibular function, and progressive blindness beginning in the second decade. Because patients who lack hearing and balance rely on vision for communication and mobility, the late…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Sotomayor, Marcos
  • Licensing Officer: Ezzell, Janel

Apoprotein manufacturing and methods for protein purification
TS-050238 — Methods of purifying proteins that can be used in various applications such as drug delivery, bioimaging and hemolysis treatment.
Novel protein and apoprotein purification strategies are valuable tools with a wide variety of medical and research applications. While there are existing techniques for protein and apoprotein purification, some of these have flaws such as the use of harsh denaturants, highly flammable solvents, l…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Susin Pires, Ivan; Cabrales, Pedro; Palmer, Andre
  • Licensing Officer: Davis, Stewart

Apoprotein manufacturing and methods for protein purification
TS-050238 — Methods of purifying proteins that can be used in various applications such as drug delivery, bioimaging and hemolysis treatment.
Novel protein and apoprotein purification strategies are valuable tools with a wide variety of medical and research applications. While there are existing techniques for protein and apoprotein purification, some of these have flaws such as the use of harsh denaturants, highly flammable solvents, l…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Susin Pires, Ivan; Cabrales, Pedro; Palmer, Andre
  • Licensing Officer: Davis, Stewart

Apoprotein manufacturing and methods for protein purification
TS-050238 — Methods of purifying proteins that can be used in various applications such as drug delivery, bioimaging and hemolysis treatment.
Novel protein and apoprotein purification strategies are valuable tools with a wide variety of medical and research applications. While there are existing techniques for protein and apoprotein purification, some of these have flaws such as the use of harsh denaturants, highly flammable solvents, l…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Susin Pires, Ivan; Cabrales, Pedro; Palmer, Andre
  • Licensing Officer: Davis, Stewart

Novel Natural Product Derivatives Targeting Chronic Diseases
TS-050220 — Novel natural products and derivatives thereof that exhibit potent in vitro and in vivo activity
The Need Metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes are a major health concern that have impacted hundreds of millions of adults worldwide. Current pharmaceutical therapies for type 2 diabetes have been associated with adverse reactions including weight gain and increased risk of infection, liver …
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Carcache de Blanco, Esperanza; Anaya Eugenio, Gerardo David; Eggers, Nicole
  • Licensing Officer: Ezzell, Janel

The Buckeye Quit Stick: A novel support device to address the hand-to-oral cigarette habit of patients who are attempting to quit smoking
TS-050189 — A novel support device to address the hand-to-oral cigarette habits of patients who are attempting to quit smoking.
The Need Tobacco addiction is a common problem in cancer patients and more than half of newly diagnosed lung cancer patients are active smokers. Smoking can affect a patient’s surgical safety, quality of life, and cancer recovery and survival outcomes. While treatment products can successfull…
  • College: College of Nursing
  • Inventors: Both, Deborah; Eastep, Christine
  • Licensing Officer: Davis, Stewart

Method for diagnosis and prognosis of Alzheimer's disease
TS-050046 — Methods using miRNAs for early Alzheimer’s Disease diagnoses and altered expression of key autophagy related proteins
The Need Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common cause of age-related dementia leading to severe and irreversible neurodegeneration and cognitive decline. Currently, AD has no cure or effective preventive approaches. Using current diagnostic techniques, AD cannot be clinically diagnosed b…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Amer, Amal
  • Licensing Officer: Ezzell, Janel

Inhibition of DGAT for the treatment of cancer
TS-049730 — Dysregulated fat metabolism is an established hallmark of cancer cells. However, the disruption of lipid homeostasis in cancer cells remains an elusive target for therapy. Tumor cells acquire abundant fats for rapid cell growth, but how they avoid toxicity from such loading is unknown. An answer t…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Guo, Deliang
  • Licensing Officer: Ezzell, Janel

A Novel Vaccine for Listeriosis Infection
TS-049471 — Listeriosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. Although the average number of cases is moderate in the United States (1600-2500/year), listeriosis is a significant health concern due to its exceptionally high fatality rate. Indeed, listeriosis is the …
  • College: OSU Wexner Medical Center
  • Inventors: Seveau, Stephanie
  • Licensing Officer: Ezzell, Janel

Analogues of the Epipolythiodioxopiperazine Alkaloids
TS-047118 — Analogues of verticillin which have more useful drug-like properties than the verticillin parent compounds alone, including increased solubility, absorption, and stability, all while maintaining similar anticancer potency to the original compounds.
Verticillins, which are epipolythiodioxopiperazine (ETP) alkaloids, have shown promising anticancer qualities; these fungal metabolites have exhibited high potency against a variety of tumor cell types, with IC50 values typically in the 10-500 nanomolar range. However, these compounds suffer from …
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Fuchs, James; Huntsman, Andrew
  • Licensing Officer: Ezzell, Janel

Adoptive Transfer of Engineered Macrophages
TS-045881 — The Need Cell therapies have received recent approvals for immunomodulatory indications. Immuno-activating chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)–T cells have been developed for cancers, whereas immunosuppressive mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) have been approved for inflammatory bowel disease and …
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Dong, Yizhou; Hou, Xucheng; Zhang, Xinfu
  • Licensing Officer: Ezzell, Janel

Improved Dressing Design for Insertion Sheaths with Side Ports
TS-044969 — Dressing designed and tailored exclusively for insertion sheaths with side ports, used frequently for pulmonary artery catheters (PACs or Swan-Ganz catheters) among other intravascular devices in the hospital.
The Need Central-line associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) are a life-threatening and extremely costly problem in hospitals around the world. When patients in the hospital have indwelling catheters such as pulmonary artery catheters, they are at an increased risk of developing such infectio…
  • College: OSU Wexner Medical Center
  • Inventors: Warren, Samantha; Thomas, Jordan
  • Licensing Officer: Davis, Stewart

Biomimetic vitreous substitute with ocular drug delivery
TS-044490 — Methods and compositions for an antioxidant releasing hydrogel vitreous substitute
The vitreous humor is a fragile, transparent tissue between the lens and the retina of the eye that maintains the shape of the eye, acts as a shock absorber, and enables nutrient diffusion to ocular tissues. The vitreous also plays a key role in oxygen homeostasis. Over time, the vitreous degrades…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Swindle-Reilly, Katelyn; Reilly, Matthew; Tram, Nguyen "Archie"
  • Licensing Officer: Norris, Francis "Frank"

Composition and method of lipid nanoparticles carrying oligonucleotides
TS-043629 — Novel lipid nanoparticles used for carrying antisense oligonucleotides with improved targeting for cancer treatment
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths in the US with approximately 150,000 deaths in 2017. Currently, mildly ineffective chemotherapeutics ripe with adverse side effects are the standard treatment. Antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) are able to selectively modulate expression of…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Lee, Robert; Cheng, Xinwei "Evan"
  • Licensing Officer: Ezzell, Janel

A Bi-layered Capsule for Sustainable Delivery of Protein Therapeutics
TS-042858 — A biodegradable drug delivery system for the treatment of disease, especially ophthalmic diseases including age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The device will be injected and can control drug release for at least 6 months following the initial injection.
Retinal diseases can be extremely difficult to monitor once procedures have been initiated. AMD is the fourth most common causes of blindness and requires monthly injections to manage the effects of the disease and prevent permanent blindness. However, receiving recurrent injections can potentiall…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Jiang, Pengfei; Lannutti, John; Ohr, Matthew; Swindle-Reilly, Katelyn
  • Licensing Officer: Norris, Francis "Frank"

Junctional Tourniquet for Groin and Axillary Regions
TS-041808 — A tourniquet with a ratcheting lock to keep pressure on wounds in the groin and axillary regions. Hemostasis can be achieved while the patient is still in the field.
Patients with blood loss in the field need to be treated immediately to prevent ongoing blood loss, shock, and death; bleeding from extremity and junctional wounds is the leading cause of potentially preventable death from penetrating injuries. Direct manual pressure is effective for the initial c…
  • College: OSU Wexner Medical Center
  • Inventors: McElroy, James; Graham, Nadi; Nocera, Tanya
  • Licensing Officer: Davis, Stewart

Papaverine Derivatives that are Effective Hypoxic Tumor Radiosensitizers
TS-041504 — Dr. Nicholas Denko and colleagues at The Ohio State University have developed papaverine derivatives that can be used as metabolic radiosensitizers in hypoxic tumors. The compounds make cancer cells more sensitive to radiation therapy without the concomitant toxicity issues that can occur as a side-effect of papaverine.
Radiation therapy is a common treatment for cancerous tumors. However, environmental conditions in the tumor can influence sensitivity to radiation therapy, and some cells are resistant to treatment. For example, hypoxic cells (those with low levels of oxygen) in tumors such as lung, glioblastoma,…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Denko, Nicholas; Benej, Martin; Mitton-Fry, Mark; Papandreou, Ioanna; Vibhute, Sandip
  • Licensing Officer: Davis, Stewart

Method to improve efficiency and specificity of human tumor targeting and elimination by using a combination of split & splice protein toxins and oncolytic viruses
TS-040838 — Novel strategy to improve efficiency and specificity of tumor treatment via combinative use of a split & splice protein toxin and oncolytic virus.
In combating malignancies as complex as cancer, researchers and clinicians have created a diverse set of strategies to reduce tumor burden. Oncolytic viruses (OVs) have emerged as a promising means of treating this disease due to their potential to selectively target and effectively kill cancer ce…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Kudryashov, Dmitri; Cripe, Timothy; Kudryashova, Elena; Purde, Vedud
  • Licensing Officer: Bartell, Cordellia

Virtual image generation of immunohistochemical stained tissue sections using an artificial neural network
TS-039781 — Realistic immunohistochemical stained tissue section databases for training, certification, and machine standards.
Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is used to determine antigen distribution in a tissue and is widely used for diagnosis of cancers and other diseases. Diagnostic and research laboratories in the United States use locally devised IHC tissue slide preparation and scanning protocols to check scanner perfor…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Gurcan, Metin; Lozanski, Gerard; Senaras, Caglar
  • Licensing Officer: Norris, Francis "Frank"

Self-assembled 3D RNA Cage Nanoparticles with Precise Shape and Size for Applications in Medical Sciences, Materials Sciences, Engineering and Nanotechnology
TS-039545 — Self-assembling, highly stable RNA cages amenable to custom functionalization and cargo delivery
One of the primary challenges in therapeutic development is cheap, efficient, and safe drug delivery to specific target tissues. To better target specific tissues, RNA nanotechnology has been progressively applied to generate predefined architectures via self-assembly of modular building blocks. N…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Guo, Peixuan; Jasinski, Daniel; Khisamutdinov, Emil; Li, Hui; Xu, Congcong
  • Licensing Officer: Ezzell, Janel

Perivascular Drug Delivery Nanoplatform for Preventing Restenosis After Open Surgery
TS-039004 — Pericelle: a nanoparticle based perivascular drug delivery system to prevent stenosis and failure in vascular reconstruction surgeries
Imaging and re-intervention procedures, necessary to maintain open blood vessels following vascular reconstruction surgery, are expensive. For example, the cost of maintenance for an atriovenous (AV) fistula used in hemodialysis access has been estimated at near a staggering $15,000/year. In bypas…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Kent, K. Craig; Chen, Guojun; Gong, Shaoqin; Guo, Lianwang; Shi, Xudong
  • Licensing Officer: Norris, Francis "Frank"

Productivity model for Advanced Practice Providers
TS-038991 — A new, well-rounded system of measuring APP productivity
Physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) are referred to as advanced practice providers (APPs). They are certified health care professionals who provide care and treatment to patients in collaboration with physicians. Although they are an integral part of many clinics and hospitals…
  • College: OSU Wexner Medical Center
  • Inventors: Rosselet, Robin; Cackler, Scott
  • Licensing Officer: Davis, Stewart

Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis with Small Molecule IL-6/STAT3 Inhibitors
TS-038701 — Small-molecule prodrugs that target IL-6/STAT3 signaling pathway.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS), an unpredictable and disabling autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system, is the leading cause of non-traumatic neurological disability in young adults. There have been important advances in MS therapy, such as drugs that slow the progression of the disease a…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Yang, Yuhong; Li, Chenglong; Racke, Michael
  • Licensing Officer: Ezzell, Janel

Digital Analysis and Lesion Segmentation Software for Tele-Dermatology
TS-038429 — An automated image analysis system for the recognition and quantification of skin disease.
Acne and rosacea are skin diseases that affect around 85% of individuals. There is no gold standard for evaluation of these skin diseases, and their treatment efficacy is generally determined according to a poorly validated counting process by the physician and patient. This process is prone to po…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Kaffenberger, Benjamin; Gurcan, Metin
  • Licensing Officer: Ezzell, Janel

Cancer Cell Motility Monitoring Device
TS-038384 — A novel device for monitoring cancer cell motility in real time using standard microscopy.
The Need Numerous cancer cells are capable of migration, resulting in metastasis of distinct organs and tissues from where the cancer first arose. Migrating cancer cells are known to directionally respond to applied electric fields, a phenomenon called electrotaxis, as well as topological cues prov…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Garg, Ayush; Bushman, Sarah; Ferree, Jessica; Jones, Travis; Song, Jonathan; Subramaniam, Vishwanath
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Sustained Release Microparticles for the Treatment of Ocular Diseases
TS-038312 — A novel, intravitreal microparticle injection capable of controlled-release of protein therapies (including anti-VEGF) for tunable periods of 6-12 months after injection for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in individuals 65 and older and is the third leading cause of blindness worldwide. Wet AMD is characterized by abnormal growth of leaky blood vessels leading to damage to the macula of the retina resulting in vision loss and …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Jiang, Pengfei; Ohr, Matthew; Swindle-Reilly, Katelyn
  • Licensing Officer: Norris, Francis "Frank"

Methods for generation of TF-targeting chimeric antigen receptors (CARs)-natural killer cells and T cells
TS-038262 — A therapeutic application of neovascular-targeting chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells and NK cells for treating diseases associated with pathological angiogenesis, in which TF is abarrently expressed, such as solid tumors, leukemia, lymphoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), endometriosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Nearly 2,000,000 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed each year in the United States. Available treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. Recently, cell-based immunotherapy utilizing specific chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) expressing immune ce…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Hu, Zhiwei
  • Licensing Officer: Ezzell, Janel

A novel synthetic immunomodulator and an adjuvant for vaccines
TS-038032 — A natural plant product possessing potent immunomodulatory activity, which primes T cell immune responses, and could be used for vaccine development.
While vaccines are commonly used today for a variety of diseases and have proven efficacious for disease prevention, some vaccines do not efficiently activate an immune response. Adjuvants can be included in a given vaccine to potentiate immune activation and improve the quality of the vaccine. Th…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Satoskar, Abhay; Ainslie, Kristy; Bachelder, Eric; Fuchs, James; Kinghorn, Douglas; Parinandi, Narasimham
  • Licensing Officer: Davis, Stewart

Rapid detection and monitoring of visual field loss at home or in the clinic with simple instrumentation
TS-037934 — A kit that lay individuals or healthcare practitioners can use on a tablet or other mobile device to evaluate visual field loss using a rapid, self-administered test.
Individuals with diseases affecting the eye or brain are susceptible to losing parts of their visual field of view. The loss can be central (e.g. AMD), peripheral (e.g. glaucoma) or sectoral (e.g. stroke). Although there are therapy options to address such visual field loss, compromised vision can…
  • College: College of Optometry
  • Inventors: Ooi, Teng Leng "Teng Leng"
  • Licensing Officer: Norris, Francis "Frank"

A novel STK1-targeted small molecule as an "antibiotic resistance breaker"
TS-037880 — Inh2-B1 serves as a therapeutically important “antibiotic-resistance-breaker,” which enhances the bactericidal activity of Ceftriaxone/Cefotaxime against highly pathogenic MDRSA infection.
Highly pathogenic and multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus species encompasses methicillin-resistant strains of S. aureus (MDRSA) and S. epidermidis (MDRSE) that have developed resistance to multiple traditional antibiotics, including the 5th generation cephalosporin (Ceftaroline). Because of the re…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Pancholi, Vijay
  • Licensing Officer: Davis, Stewart

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